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Meanwhile . . .

. . . on yet another bookish adventure in my inter-library loan system, this time at the Indian Prairie Library,  I noticed this poster as I started to walk out. 644 more words


Chicago for Gardeners

Urban Oases and Millennium Park

Dateline October 2015. Susan and I had both read Erik Larson’s absolutely spellbinding book, The Devil in the White City: 970 more words


Everyone loves popcorn be in a carnival or during the movies or at times just as a snack. The commercialisation of popcorn machines can be traced to the late 19th century to a gentleman named Charles Cretors from Chicago, Illinois. 68 more words

Fact Food

DataViz: The Devil in White City


One of my favorite books all of times is Erik Larson’s, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. 178 more words


Educational Exposition

Educators, by nature, love to share their work and “collaboratively use” others’ work in a never-ending effort to stay at the top of their game. This point is true today, and it was true in 1893 during the Chicago Columbian Exposition, particularly in the Catholic Educational Exhibit. 677 more words

More Route 66 food history:  the real Aunt Jemima

Last time, we introduced the game of Six Degrees of Daniel Burnham (eat your heart out, Kevin Bacon!) while discussing Chicago cuisine. It’s time for Round 2, this time with someone who appeared at the 1893… 1,635 more words


History Senryū 8 Sep 2015

Winning hearts and minds

Is most effective early

“Pledge of Allegiance”