Michiana Stories: Gary Gabrich

Sep 17, 2018

The Frank Vargas Hungarian band performs at St. Anthony's Hall on Indiana Ave. in South Bend in 1951. Gary Gabrich at age 10 is on the right facing left with his right hand outstretched. His Grandpa Vargas on the right is playing the cimbalom, which is now in the History Museum.

Gary Gabrich is a retiree and historian specializing in Hungarian immigration to South Bend. When researching his genealogy, he discovered relatives in Croatia. He went to visit them... on September 11, 2001.

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