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A Native's Guide to Northwest Indiana Paperback – August 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Native's Guide
  • Paperback: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Claremont Press (August 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893121089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893121089
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,754,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mark Skertic was born in East Chicago, Indiana, and raised in Hammond. A reporter for the Chicago Tribune, formerly with the Chicago Sun-Times, he makes his home in Northwest Indiana. His roots in the area run deep. His late grandfather, Joseph Klen, was a longtime area politician, serving two terms as mayor of Hammond. In his free time, Mark and his wife and two daughters enjoy exploring the dunes, hiking the trails, and spending time on the beach.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "avidreadergirl" on November 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
I was born in Hammond IN, and grew up living in many cities in "The Region." I thought I knew the area! Even this born and raised Hoosier learned of new places to go and things to do upon reading this book. I even learned a lot of the local history that I had never known about. I was pleased to see many of my favorite restaurants and haunts mentioned, but now I have countless new places to check out next time I visit as well. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is visiting Northwest Indiana and to those who currently live there. Trust me, you'll have more than one "Right in my own backyard? I had no idea!" moment while reading this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
FINALLY! A book that actually points out some of the many good things about an overlooked corner of Indiana. My only complaint is I can think of some good restaurants that aren't mentioned in this book. But he does cover many very good ones. The guide to the Lakeshore appears very comprehensive. And I especially enjoyed the histories of each community. A great job! I'm buying an extra copy to send to my brother in Chicago so he can't say there's never a good reason to visit!
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If you live in 'the Region' you need to have this book. Because people in the Region are always putting down the area, and talking bad about the place and saying how they want to move to Chicago or Denver or someplace else. Well-this book tells you that there is some stuff to be proud of in northwest Indiana. I know some stuff he left out, but he's got some stuff in there I never heard of.
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This is a nice informational book if you live NW Indiana albeit it is a bit outdated but it's still a good informational book.
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