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S C Jones

USA
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Posted - 01/16/2015 :  09:55:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did any of you see American Pickers episode in Indiana?

They picked up a like-new porcelain sign: Indiana Harbor.

duane

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Posted - 01/16/2015 :  22:10:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting that such a sign would exist, for as we all know, Indiana Harbor was just a section of East Chicago. It never existed as an incorporated city/town on its own.
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BobK

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Posted - 01/17/2015 :  05:22:36  Show Profile  Send BobK a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It may have been a sign from a RR stop. [URL=http://s850.photobucket.com/user/BobK1942/media/IndianaHarbor_zpsa73a857a.jpg.html][/URL]

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seejay2

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Posted - 01/17/2015 :  08:13:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My wife watches all of these. I'll ask...Cj
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BobK

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Posted - 01/17/2015 :  18:44:00  Show Profile  Send BobK a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
CJ, they didn't say what or where it was from.


Bob
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duane

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Posted - 01/17/2015 :  23:24:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool sign, regardless of where it came from.
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BobK

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  05:42:04  Show Profile  Send BobK a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It probably came from here [URL=http://s850.photobucket.com/user/BobK1942/media/IndianaHarborStation_zpsd12109e8.jpg.html][/URL]

Bob
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S C Jones

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  19:20:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The guy they bought it from said something like, "I want to get rid of it." He may have said he didn't like it--acted as though that was his feeling about it.

I don't know in what part of Indiana he was--they don't give specifics, which is
wise.
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seejay2

USA
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Posted - 01/19/2015 :  07:37:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The guy did mention that it was from the railroad...Cj
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duane

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Posted - 01/19/2015 :  21:14:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Bob K has found the answer!
Here's a South Shore Freighter rumbling through the other side of East Chicago, downtown 4 corners at Chicago Ave. and Indianapolis Blvd.



My dad was the policeman on the 4 corners. The mill traffic was very heavy during morning and afternoon rush hour.

On the left corner of the photo, you can see Haney's Rx store. I worked there as a stockboy all through high school. Further down the block is the Voge theater, where I spent many a Saturday afternoon watching movies. Next to Haney's is Friedman's jewelers.


Edited by - duane on 01/19/2015 21:16:45
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BobK

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Posted - 01/21/2015 :  10:04:08  Show Profile  Send BobK a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Up along the lake by Inland Steel there are several RR going through and that is where the station was located.

[URL=http://s850.photobucket.com/user/BobK1942/media/HammondAreaMap_zpsbb7e644d.jpg.html]
[/URL]

Bob
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wvcogs

USA
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Posted - 02/03/2015 :  14:11:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe the seller said something like the sign was from a railroad.
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Paddy

USA
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Posted - 04/24/2015 :  22:23:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a railroad sign to me. I worked for the Indiana Harbor Belt in Indiana Harbor for a couple of winters, handling cars bringing coke to US Steel when Lake Michigan froze.
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