Photo Stories: • Beauty Pageant in Gary,IN: Miss USA Beauty contest, Gary, Indiana

Hosting the Miss USA Beauty pageant brought pomp and pizazz  to Gary, Indiana; a city plagued by violence, poverty, and crime. In 2001, at the time of this pageant, Gary was ranked Murder Capital of the Country for the 7th year in a row in cities with populations over 100,000. Dan Felder, from Chicago, was in town trying to find clients to rent his baroque limousine for the upcoming pageant.  © copyright Karen Ducey
Miss USA Beauty contest, Gary, Indiana

Hosting the Miss USA Beauty pageant brought pomp and pizazz to Gary, Indiana; a city plagued by violence, poverty, and crime. In 2001, at the time of this pageant, Gary was ranked Murder Capital of the Country for the 7th year in a row in cities with populations over 100,000.  

Dan Felder, from Chicago, was in town trying to find clients to rent his baroque limousine for the upcoming pageant. © copyright Karen Ducey