Illiana : The Border Area Between Illinois and Indiana

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This area encompasses the southeast side of Chicago and northwest Indiana. It is heavily populated. Maybe a couple million people. A lot of industry. A lot of degraded natural areas. Hard working people with modest homes and lifestyles. Many are religious. They have worked for everything they have and never expected any more than that. Many of the people no longer accept pollution in their environment. They stand up and complain. Their world has already been abused, but they are against it getting any worse. There are also poems here about events in the area, some good and some bad. Also some good and some bad individuals. This book is about the past and the present. Explanations and observations. Some tragedy, some light. A neutral outlook tempered by a love for nature, animals, and humanity. List of Poems 1.The Night The Clocktower Burned / Pullman 2.Hobos In Pullman 3.I am Pullman 4.Asa Philip Randolph and The Pullman Porters Union 5.Young Jennie Curtis / Pullman 6.Pullman Recollection / Marlene Broderick 7.Bud Billiken Day Parade / Bronzeville 8.Gwendolyn Brooks / Poet Laureate / Bronzeville 9.Jazz Giants / Bronzeville 10.The Great Migration / Bronzeville 11.Ida B. Wells - Barnett / Activist / Bronzevile 12.Chess Records / Bronzeville 13.Little Jimmie Blues / Bronzeville 14.Leopold and Loeb / Murder of Bobby Franks / Hyde Park 15.South Shore Cultural Center / Nature Center 16.Black Clouds over the East Side 17.Petcoke Train 18.Oil Trains 19.Southeast Environmental Task Force / Tom Shepherd / Peggy Salazar 20.The South Works, Republic, and Wisconsin Steel 21.Republic Steel Massacre / Chicago 22.Walking on the Picket Line 23.Eugene Debs 24.The Popovich Brothers / South Chicago 25.Calumet Dutch Settlers / South Holland 26.Calumet Flyway 27.Marian Byrnes 28.The Birds Remain / Margo Milde 29.Lake Calumet 30.Thismia Americana 31.Wolf Lake 32.Big Marsh 33.Never Defile This Sacred Place Again 34.Altgeld Gardens 35.Baseball on the South Side 36.Richard Speck and the Nurses / South Deering 37.On the Great Lakes 38.Cruising the Ave. 39.Blessing the Waters / Blue Island 40.Old Dolton and New 41.Acme Steel / Riverdale 42.Dumping the Calumet River Dredgings 43.She Jumped In The Thornton Quarry 44.Sin Strip / Calumet City 45.Jimmy Reed at the Goat Club / Chicago Heights 46.Raceway Park / Calumet Park 47.Old Momence 48.US Steel the Gary Works 49.Paul Henry Art Gallery / Hammond 50.St. Sava Merrillville Serb Fest Kolo Dance / Merrillville 51.South Shore Line Railroad 52.Walking in Marktown / East Chicago 53.The Casinos 54.John Dillinger Escapes from the Crown Point Jail 55.Rock and Roll McDonalds / Highland and Olympia Fields 56.The Great Fire 1955 / Whiting 57.Hegewisch Marsh 58.Phragmites 59.USS Lead / East Chicago 60.Calumet Containers Cleanup / Hammond 61.Little, Grand, Calumet Rivers 62.The 1940 Hammond Tech State basketball Championship 63.The Beautiful Dunes / Dorothy Buell 64.Tommy Dorsey at Midway Ballroom / Cedar Lake 65.Diana of the Dunes/ Chesterton 66.The Great Blue Heron Rookery / Highland 67.Cruise Night Blue Top Drive-In / Highland 68.Calumet Truck Farming / David Zandstra / Highland 69.I Fell In Love on Ridge Road / Munster 70.Jasper-Pulaski Sand Hill Cranes / Medaryville 71.The Hammond Migratory Bird Sanctuary / Carolyn Marsh 72.Swingers Club / Lowell 73.Route 30 and Route 41 / Schererville 74.41 Trooper 75.The Big Mills in East Chicago 76.The Death of Paul Komyatti, Sr. / Hammond 77.Indytucky / How Did I Come To Live In This Land 78.Valparaiso, America 79.I'll do my Job, But I Ain't No Puppet 80.Terre Haute / Going Home / Andrea Stevens 81.University of Chicago Folk Festival / Hyde Park 82.Dixie Highway 83.The Killing of Indiana State Trooper Scott Alan Patrick /Gary 84.Chuck's Gun Shop / Riverdale, Illinois 85.Sherwin Williams 86.Park Forest, Illinoisshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 371.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151466853X
  • 9781514668535

About Acie Cargill

Acie Cargill is a poet, a songwriter, and a prose writer. He studied poetry with USA poet laureate Mark Strand and Illinois poet Laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks. He studied novel writing with Thomas Berger who wrote Little Big Man. Cargill also studied journalismwith Jean Dailey. His work is a synthesis of all these styles. He is a member of American Mensa and formerly edited the Mensa Journal of Poetry. He is also a member of the Grammy Association and the Quill and Scroll Society. Cargull is a vegetarian, a former holistic physician, a musical performer on several instruments, and environmental activist, a lecturer, medical reviewer, a lover, a cannabis user, and a seershow more