Whiting 1928 - 1932
This is the earliest known footage of Whiting, Indiana. Included on this DVD is the building of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fourth of July Parade, protesters in front of Hoosier Theater, early scenes in Whiting Park, St. Adalbert's Church big event with Bishop Noll High School – including footage of Bishop Noll himself (some scenes include slavic subtitles), George Rogers Clark school in 1933, Northwest Indiana Industry Tour of 1940 and more from Whiting, Indiana!
Whiting's Golden Jubilee 1939
On this DVD you'll find Standard Oil Company Picnic of Whiting, June of 1939; a tour of Standard Oil Products Company-Whiting Refinery; 1939 Golden Jubilee Parade with colorful floats, a celebration on the lakefront, even a merry go round, as well as the colorful costumes that paraded down 119th St. They reported over 70,000 people visited Whiting during this July 4th celebration. Plus, you'll go on a tour of Whiting, Indiana in the late 1930s, as the camera man stops at Whiting's historic buildings through town; color footage of Whiting's churches and schools, Whiting City Hall, Whiting Public Library, American Slovak Club, 119th Street, Whiting Community Center and more!
Whiting in the 1940s
This DVD brings you more of Whiting's famous July 4th parades with Standard Oil leading the festivities on 119th St; Poppen's Gas Station; Gold Standard Gas Station; Whiting High School Field with a Marching Band; Whiting Depot Train goes off to War; Whiting Park and St. John The Baptist Catholic Church; 1940's Fire aftermath tour of Standard Oil Company. Also color parade footage thru the decade, see scenes of fire aftermath of Phil Smidt's Restaurant in 1945 and much more!
Whiting in the 1950s
This is a great collection of parades and street scenes in Whiting in the 1950s as it appears on this quality transfer from 8mm film. You will see 1956 Loyalty Day Parade, 4th of July Parades throughout the 1950s, a picture slide show, footage of the Standard Oil Fire of 1955, Vogel's Restaurant, the Helicopter Rides in Forsythe Park, a junkyard with a mobile home park next door in Roby, Indiana, the 1950s Police in Whiting, all on one DVD!
Standard Oil Fire of 1955
All three of our original production volumes are now on one smash DVD!
Volume 1: 1956 PUBLIC DOMAIN safety film, and an overview of the 1955 Standard Oil Refinery Fire at Whiting, Indiana. This is an in depth view of this great fire that knocked everybody out of bed, and caused 2 deaths. This is a report using stock footage of the fire, and interviews with company officials by Hugh Hill, a local news reporter.
Volume 2: an overview of the 1955 Standard Oil Refinery Fire at Whiting, Indiana was created from actual home movies of local residents standing by watching the scene unfold.
Volume 3: a walking tour, and the aftermath of the 1955 Standard Oil Refinery Fire at Whiting, Indiana, created from actual home movies of local residents surveying the damage caused by this great fire. See 119th Street and other well known spots in Whiting as it was in 1955, as folks take home movies of the aftermath.
This DVD also includes bonus footage of 1940's Standard Oil Fire, 1940's Galvan Auto Fire, 1945 Phil Smidt Fire, 1984 Standard Oil Fire and more!
Whiting Parades 1960s
This series includes more parade footage you won’t see in the Whiting, Indiana Series. You’ll have a curb-side seat on 119th Street or Indianapolis Boulevard and watch as Whiting High School and Clark High School Bands go by, along with all the beautiful floats and festivities!
Amaizo Company Picnics & Roby Racetrack 1934-1948
Amaizo Company Picnics 1936-1939 Rare footage of Amaizo in Hammond, Indiana You will see the Amaizo Company marching band, picnic, games, employees, and a cast of hundreds.
Amaizo Company Picnic 1939 More great picnic footage…baseball games on the picnic grounds right outside at Daly Hall with the WORLD FAMOUS Walter Mays Amaizo Band!
Strike at Amaizo in 1948, right at the front gate! People are getting up off their seats to come see the hubbub in front of Amaizo. Then see some Roby guys playing ball outside a Tavern right at the corner near Amaizo. Fun little guy stumbling out of the tavern, too. What a ham!
Watch as the old 1930s racecars zoom around Roby Racetrack, with Amaizo right in the background! This was before the track was “relocated” to Calumet Avenue, as “New Hammond Racetrack”. Don’t get dizzy as the camera tries to keep up with the cars on the turn! Have fun, Race Fans!