Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ghost Town Gary, Indiana

Mike Welfl emails:

You may remember a series of amazing photographs that were published last year of the abandoned and decaying portions of Detroit, MI Now we have a similar series taken in Gary, Indiana:


  1. no industry? They have the Jackson family home as a museum too.

  2. I actually didn't watch the video until you embedded it here. I wish those in charge of TV "news" production would use their heads occasionally and remove the graphics from the screen when they get in the way of the scenes in their videos. RT's graphics are especially bad in this video.

    P.S. Here are some additional links:

    Photos of Gary, Indiana (London Daily Mail).

    Photos of Detroit, MI (Denver Post).

    Thank you. Keep up the great work.

  3. I liked the line, "because of competition overseas." There is nooo possible way that union labor contracts, EPA bs, tariffs, or the litany of other ways government gets its slimy hands on production caused the city's downfall.

    1. RC,

      Exactly. The union thugs, crony politicians and bureaucrats have had the mindless masses where I was born in Ohio parroting that line for decades since the decline of the steel and pottery industries in the 70's.

      People still swallow the argument wholesale. Sad and pathetic.

      I'm sure when they're all starving worse than they are now they will still be blaming "yellow people", "brown people" and anyone else they're told to and never be any closer to the truth.

    2. I was thinking the same thing while watching this video.

      Most of what you named is really just taxes called by another name. But yeah... couldn't possibly be any of those logical things?

      These reporters, don't they have two brain cells to run together and use? so they can ask some hardball questions.

  4. I believe it was Karen De Coster, a resident of Detroit, who noticed the possibilities for freedom in ghost towns. An entrepreneur could work a deal with such a town to take over the government, then subdivide the town into ten or so subdivisions, each contracting separately for police, fire, and courts. Ownership of roads would be transferred to those with adjacent properties. Other government property would be similarly disposed of. In other words, a genuine free market town. I wonder what it would look like in ten years. Not a ghost town, I bet.

  5. For more on Gary, IN; past, present and future, from one who was born and raised there, see -