Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Glen Park Author

John C. Trafny will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Aug. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America, Gary’s Glen Park, showcases over 200 quality images. Chronicling its early days as a bustling and fledgling neighborhood without a city to its transformation into a lightning rod for community carnivals and parades, author John C. Trafny expertly weaves the history of one of Gary’s oldest neighborhoods.

Glen Park, the largest neighborhood among charter neighborhoods when the City of Gary established itself along with mills and plants in the early 1900’s, found its identity defined by various ethnic groups. Poles, Russians, and Italians were among the eastern Europe transports that left imprints on the neighborhood by way of food, culture, and business.

Highlights of Gary’s Glen Park include:

·         Glen Park’s Golden Jubilee in 1949 which featured an old-fashioned country fair.

·         Local business remembrance from Zale Hotel and Tavern to the Ridge Theater.

·         A look back at the neighborhoods first church: Glen Park Christian Church.

Join the author for a signing:

:  Costco

1310 E. 79th Ave., Merrillville IN 46410

When:  Saturday, September 6th, 2014; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Discover more than 9,000 small towns and downtowns at

Gary’s Glen Park

by John C. Trafny

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: July 21, 2014
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