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World Columbian Exposition (1893)

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  • Chicago Ridge's homespun values lure homebuyers

    Chicago Ridge's homespun values lure homebuyers
    Shaped like a string of boxcars that tumbled off the CSX rail line, Chicago Ridge is a working-class southwestern suburb known for the regional mall that attracts shoppers like a magnet. Thanks to its abundance of modest multifamily housing, Chicago...
  • Magic bus: GM's Futurliner

    Magic bus: GM's Futurliner
    When the lights were switched on at the Chicago World's Fair on May 27, 1933, the city was celebrating "A Century of Progress." By the time the last visitor left the park two years later, 48 million people had marveled at the displays, including General...
  • Old School frozen custard

    Old School frozen custard
    Old School has been proudly serving up delicious frozen custard in the Puget Sound area since 2007.  It is a smoother, creamier, and more flavorful than any super premium ice cream.  And it contains fewer calories, too! At Old School frozen custard...
  • Dunes Country choo-choo

    Dunes Country choo-choo
    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — To the uninitiated, driving along 11th Street through the downtown of this northern Indiana community can be an unnerving experience. While most motorists are accustomed to sharing the road with bicycles, few have ever had the...
  • Torture devices seeking righteous buyer

    Torture devices seeking righteous buyer
    It slices! It dices! It pierces and pokes! It pulls stubborn flesh from bone with the flick of a wrist! And if that doesn't get your prisoner talking, perhaps the ornate chair with its spiked seat, back and arm rests will do the trick. The ghoulish...
  • June 5 - Author Cheryl Ganz

    June 5 - Author Cheryl Ganz
    The 1933 Chicago World's Fair To purchase a copy of the book: The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress Event: Saturday, June 6 12: 15 p.m. Panel and Book Signing at Printers Row Lit Fest University Center 525 South State Street Chicago
  • 'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine

    'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine
    The Real Wizard of Oz The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum Rebecca Loncraine Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28 In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
  • Verdugo Views: Niece's memories of life at El Miradero

    Austeene George Cooper Watkins, niece of Mary Louise Brand, grew up at El Miradero, the estate built by L.C. Brand, but little is known of her childhood years here in Glendale. L.C. Brand was a powerful force in Glendale in the early 1900s. He brought...
  • The Millennium Park effect

    NEW CATCH PHRASE was in the air after Frank Gehry's shimmering Guggenheim Museum made its spectacular debut eight years ago in the tattered shipbuilding city of Bilbao, Spain: "the Bilbao effect." The term, which sounded like weather forecasting jargon,...