Clark High School - Part Three
This short history of George Rogers Clark High School is taken from the Golden Anniversary booklet published in 1982. It will cover the years from 1960-1982.
Whiting, Before There Was A Whiting
If Standard Oil had not come here; if the industrial barons of the early 20th century had not decided that Northwest Indiana was a wonderful place to locate their mills, refineries and factories; if Chicago had not grown into a major world city, would our naturally sandy corner of Indiana be like the Indiana Dunes?
The Fourth of July Parade
Whiting folk have always loved the 4th of July. Going way back to the beginning of the 20th century, for many, America was their newly adopted home and this was its big celebration day.
The building we all know as City Hall served many roles over the years. It started as a church, became an armory, shared time as a boxing arena, dance hall and eventually became Whiting’s municipal center.
Clark High School - Part Two
This short history of George Rogers Clark High School is taken from the Golden Anniversary booklet published in 1982 by the Fiftieth Anniversary Committee. It will cover the years from 1946-1959.
photos and bits from whiting’s first 50 years
The Whiting Times Historical Edition, from 1939, was filled with pictures and stories about the city’s first 50 years. A glance back at that newspaper gives us a chance to see some of Whiting’s early history.
Though it may be hard to believe, over the years there have been four other movie houses besides the beloved Hoosier plus an Opera House in the city of Whiting.