Call for Papers - Fall 2012 Issue
The theme for the next issue is: “The Realm of Public Memory.” Submissions are invited on various subtopics that are broadly imagined to include, but are not limited to history, commemoration, public history (e.g. historical sites and museums), archival work, education, politics, biography and autobiography, virtual spaces of remembrance, and the arts. Categories of submissions may include...
Marktown: Clayton Mark’s Planned Worker Community in Northwest Indiana
Marktown is an urban planned worker community in East Chicago, Indiana, built in 1917 from marshland to provide a complete community for workers at The Mark Manufacturing Company. In the construction of Marktown there was an emphasis on tasteful housing in a humane environment (Shaw, 2002). The industries in East Chicago have since expanded to the borders of Marktown, so that today Marktown is a historic residential island surrounded by one of the densest industrial complexes in the world (Shaw, 2002). This self-contained community has a unique characteristic as noted in Ripley’s Believe It or Not (1967), the streets serve as walkways, and the cars are parked on the sidewalks (Taylor, Stevens, Ponder, & Brockman, 1989).
Alice Gray, Dorothy Buell, and Naomi Svihla: Preservationists of Ogden Dunes
The present article describes the contributions of threepreservationists – Alice Mabel Gray, Dorothy Richardson Buell, andNaomi Ireland Svihla. Each of these women resided in Ogden Dunesat some point in their lives, loved the natural beauty of the area, andcontributed to the preservation of the sand dunes of NorthwestIndiana. Alice Gray did so by bringing attention to the Dunes at atime when critical efforts were being made to preserve them as part of the Indiana Dunes State Park. Dorothy Buell founded the Save the Dunes Council that successfully preserved parts of the dunes in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and Naomi Svihla added her efforts to the Save the Dunes Council in forming the National Lakeshore.
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