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Gary,

city (1990 pop. 116,646), Lake co., NW Ind., a port of entry on Lake Michigan; inc. 1909. Gary was founded by the U.S. Steel Corporation, which purchased the land in 1905 and landscaped it for a city. In 1908 the first blast furnace was lit to begin the vast lakefront steel complex that was to dominate U.S. steel production and become one of the world's greatest steel centers. Gary steelworkers were especially active in the nationwide steel strike of 1919, when federal troops occupied the city for several months. In the 1970s and 80s the city's steel industry declined dramatically, leading to large-scale plant closings and high unemployment. There is still some iron and steel processing, Manufactures also include tin, steel, and paper products; beverages; medical supplies; consumer and dairy goods; and apparel. Indiana Univ. Northwest is in Gary. The city has an airport and a civic center, and Indiana Dunes National ParkIndiana Dunes National Park,
15,177 acres (6,142 hectares), NW Indiana, on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, est. 1966 as Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, designated a national park 2019.
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Gary

 

a city in northern USA, in Indiana, a southeast suburb of Chicago, situated on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Population. 175,000 (1970). It was founded in 1905–06 by the US Steel Trust. Together with the neighboring cities of East Chicago, Indiana Harbor, and others it forms the largest center of ferrous metallurgy in the country; 100,000 people are employed in industry, of which 80.000 are in metallurgy and related fields (coke-chemical, construction materials, and metalworking).

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Gary

a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan: a major world steel producer. Pop.: 99 961 (2003 est.)
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Lord Beckett said that Henderson was the man who stabbed Gary but added: "He could not have done this without the group overpowering Mr Clampett."
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