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 (gâr′ē, găr′ē)
A city of northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the US Steel Corporation in 1906, it is a highly industrialized port of entry.


(Placename) a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan: a major world steel producer. Pop: 99 961 (2003 est)


(ˈgɛər i, ˈgær i)

a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan. 110,975.
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Hoosier State, Indiana, IN - a state in midwestern United States
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Webb's 1857 novel of free Black life in antebellum Philadelphia, The Garies and Their Friends, may finally lead to the consideration--both in our scholarship and our classrooms--that the book and its author rightly deserve.
Reid-Pharr's brief biographical discussion of Webb, like Arthur Davis's introduction to the 1969 Arno Press reissue of The Garies (enlarged slightly in his "The Garies and Their Friends: A Neglected Pioneer Novel"), contains great gaps and some significant errors.
Webb who wrote The Garies was born in the Philadelphia area in the late 1820s--most probably, based on collation of the four records that list his age, in the Summer of 1828 (1850, 1870, and 1880 U.