East Chicago 1939-1951
Color and B&W
This classic East Chicago DVD includes: “Four Corners” and the opening of Chicago Ave the new State Road 312 in 1939; color parade with Walgreen's Drug Store in the back ground; Roosevelt High School and the Chamber of Commerce; 1942 Memorial Day parade; Block Honor Roll monuments being built through the city; scrap drive footage of kids helping with the city's WWII effort; James Cagney comes to Inland Steel for a bond rally; A Hero's Welcome for Al Vlarcek at Block Stadium; East Chicago Sox Baseball Team at Block Stadium, and 1943 Memorial Day parade, rare color footage of the Mexican Independence parade of 9-15-1947 on Main Street in the Harbor with the float of the Club of Monterrey and sponsored by Mayor Frank Migas. That's not enough? We also include East Chicago Christmas Parade of 1950 including the Jay Gould Circus, Rimes Motors, Specker Garage, city police cars and fire trucks; footage of the A&P and Silver Cup Bread Company on Main and Columbus Drive as Santa arrives on a flatbed truck in his bright red airplane! You'll also see Loyalty Day parade 4-30-1950, 1940's Color City Parade that ends up at Block Stadium, 2 more Mexican Independence parade 9-15-1948 and 1949 and East Chicago Loyalty Parade marches on Hohman Ave Hammond, Indiana 4-29-51. Plus much more in the Bonus Footage clips!