The OriginS of Spring Training

The regular season of major league baseball starts soon. But, until then why not read about the origin of Spring Training.

Door-to-Door on 119th Street

A Snapshot of what was on 119th Street in Downtown Whiting in 1939, 1948, 1959, 1969, 1977 and today.

George Soltwedel

George Soltwedel’s building became home to many merchants through the years. The Soltwedel Brothers was the place to purchase the best brands of whiskies, shoot a round of pool, buy some jewelry, or even a house.

The History of the Hoosier Theater

Read about the history of the Hoosier Theater, one of the last remaining movie palaces in the country.

The Telephone Comes to Whiting

Read about the evolution of the telephone in the city of Whiting, from its inception in 1895 to the direct dial system in 1960.

Who Remembers the 1950s?

A trivia quiz for those who lived through the 1950s in Whiting-Robertsdale, and a chance for the rest of us to see how many stories from that decade we absorbed while growing up in the years which followed.

The Blizzard of ‘67

It was Whiting-Robertsdale’s biggest snowfall. It paralyzed the city for days, and left many stranded. But, nobody saw it coming.