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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 73: Indiana Dunes State Park Bathhouse

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 73: Indiana Dunes State Park Bathhouse

Today, the Indiana Dunes is a place of serenity, to enjoy the loveliness of nature and bask in the beautiful nature preserves set aside decades ago.

September 15, 2014 6:03 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 70: Corn yields spread fame

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 70: Corn yields spread fame

As the saying goes, “There’s more than corn in Indiana.”

September 13, 2014 12:05 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 69: Hammond’s Little Red Schoolhouse

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 69: Hammond’s Little Red Schoolhouse

In the corner of Hessville Park, at 172nd St. and Kennedy Avenue, sits a bright red schoolhouse right out of a children’s storybook.

September 12, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 67: Whihala Beach

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 67: Whihala Beach

Tucked in between the gargantuan BP refinery and glittering Horseshoe Casino, Whiting’s lakefront is a perfect example of the impact a successful redevelopment plan can bring.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 53: The haunted areas of NWI

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 53: The haunted areas of NWI

There may be more residents of the South Shore than official population records suggest. Spectral residents, that is.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 51: Wind turbines

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 51: Wind turbines

Sleek, elegant and futuristic, these 100-meter-high beacons of renewable energy have put Indiana on the map as a global clean energy leader.

August 24, 2014 7:04 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 49: Statue of Father Marquette

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 49: Statue of Father Marquette

In the late 1600s, a French Jesuit missionary known as Pere Marquette passed through Miller Beach on one of his final voyages through the Great Lakes region. Marquette was one of the first Europeans to explore the northern United States, and with the help of Native American guides and friend…

August 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

One of the Region’s most important thoroughfares has a long and stories history.

August 13, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 38: Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 38: Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium

Presiding over Gary's lakefront for 93 years, the Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium has been a focal point, an eyesore, a hazard, a condemned building and finally, a monument to the resilience of Gary and its residents.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 36: South Shore Poster

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 36: South Shore Poster

Everyone lucky enough to reside on Lake Michigan’s South Shore is undeniably familiar with the South Shore Posters. They hang in nearly every office and a great number of homes, and are a visual symbol of the region’s proud cultural heritage.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 34: Hammond Civic Center

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 34: Hammond Civic Center

Since 1938, the Hammond Civic Center has been synonymous with fun.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 30: Marktown

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 30: Marktown

For a moment, picture what could have been.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 25: Wolf Lake

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 25: Wolf Lake

The story of Wolf Lake is, in many ways, a reflection of the South Shore as a whole — although used and depleted by more than a century of industrial unconcern for nature, conservation efforts are bringing this diamond in the rough back to shining glory.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 23: Lever Bros. Soap Factory

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 23: Lever Bros. Soap Factory

Among the railroads and industrial landscape in North Hammond and Whiting, one company has outlasted nearly all the others and become part of the region’s national identity.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 22: Michigan City Lighthouse

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 22: Michigan City Lighthouse

One of only a dozen lighthouses in Indiana, Michigan City’s lighthouse, with its distinctive raised walkway and red roof, has shone its light on the chilly waters of Lake Michigan for 110 years.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 20: South Shore Line

It might be hard to believe now, with our culture of the family car, but America’s cities were largely developed by the spread of railways — specifically, electric interurban railways.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 16: Michigan City Cooling Tower

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 16: Michigan City Cooling Tower

Tucked in a corner between Washington Park, Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall and Lake Michigan is Michigan City’s most recognizable landmark, second only to the historic red lighthouse.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary Shakespeare Co. brings the bard to Steel City

Gary Shakespeare Co. brings the bard to Steel City

A love story for the ages, "Romeo and Juliet" is one of the world's best-known plays. Thousands of performances are undertaken each year by theater companies around the world.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Warm your heart with romantic movies new and old

Warm your heart with romantic movies new and old

Going Out: Romantic movies in theaters on Valentine’s Day

February 06, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Use caution while enjoying NWI's natural resources

Use caution while enjoying NWI's natural resources

In light of the recent accident on the slopes of Mount Baldy, caution is more important than ever when enjoying Northwest Indiana’s best-known natural resources.

July 28, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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