History

Lake Forest Day: 100 Years of Celebration

Location

Lake Forest, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"The first Lake Forest Day in 1908 included a hot air balloon ascension, a cutest baby contest, a mind-reading dog, and a vaudeville show. Proceed from the event, organized by the Lake Forest Woman's Club, funded the Contagious Hospital, which eventually merged with the Lake Forest Hospital. American Legion Post 264 took over in 1921 and has maintained this extraordinary tradition ever since. The annual celebration has changed over the years to reflect local interests, national events and even cultural shifts. With the advent of World War II, the themes became patriotic, such as 'Home Defense,' 'Prelude to Victory,' and 'On to Tokyo.' Lake Forest Day, Lake Forest Day, held on the First Wednesday of August, continues to inspire civic pride. This book represents a fascinating look at Lake Forest in 1908 and the century thereafter, as parades, carnivals, and contests energized the community spirit."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from the back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738552491
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Court Green 4

Location

United States
41° 52' 27.9588" N, 87° 37' 27.3072" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Journal, Court Green 4, Dossier: Political Poetry
Date: 
2007
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
Collection of poems from Columbia College students, political in theme, including samplings of non-student authors
Language: 
English
Series Title: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
15485242
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Fox Lake

Catalog Number: 
Book, Jakstas, Paul J.
Date: 
2006
Abstract: 
"Fox Lake, nestled as it is in the heart of the chain, has been one of the Chicago area's favorite recreation destinations for over 100 years. Starting in the late 1800s, wealthy sportsmen constructed clubs that sparked an era often referred to as the 'resort heyday.' An explosion of resorts and cottages beckoned tourists to come to hunt, fish, enjoy nature's gifts, or be entertained. In 1910, the Chicago Tribune referred to the area as 'Vice Capital,' noting the openness of gambling, saloons, dance halls, and more. Through the magic of vintage postcards, some of the ghosts of the past are brought to life in this book - scenery, structures, boats, and people gone but not totally forgotten."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738540587
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Highland Park

Location

Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Johnas, Julia
Date: 
2007
Abstract: 
"Highland Park represents one of the finest examples of late 19th century suburban development. Its abundant natural beauty was quickly recognized and preserved by the visionary design of two well-known landscape architects, Horace W.S. Cleveland and William M.R. French. Capitalizing on the setting and boasting "good schools, good churches and good society," the Highland Park Building Company transformed the scenic village into one one of the most desirable communities on Chicago's North Shore, attracting socially prominent residents who built gracious lakefront estates and quiet country homes along its bluffs and shady lanes. Historic photographs illustrate the transformation from forest and farmland to a fashionable residential community and capture the social, civic, and business accomplishments of Highland Park's early citizens. The city's early progress and prosperity are celebrated in this book."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738551015
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Waukegan, Illinois

Catalog Number: 
Book, Waukegan Historical Society
Date: 
2000
Edition: 
3rd printing
Abstract: 
"The Waukegan Historical Society was founded in 1968 to help keep the city's history alive. Through numerous programs and presentations the society has provided a record of many of the contributors to Waukegan's growth and importance. Publication of a photo record seems like a natural continuation of this mission. The memorable images collected in "Waukegan, Illinois" are of those people and events that made the city great, and were selected from the society's archives. We hope that many memories may be sparked as one wanders through our collective past."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0738508365
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Naperville, Illinois

Catalog Number: 
Book, Higgins, Jo Fredell
Date: 
2001
Abstract: 
"The remarkable city of Naperville, Illinois, Illinois began as an agrarian community in the mid-1800s. The rich prairie filled the grain elevators and cattle were shipped to the Chicago "Yards." Through the medium of historic photographs, this book captures the evolution of the people of Naperville, from the mid-1800s to the present day."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738518954
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Schaumburg

Catalog Number: 
Book, Armistead, Betsy
Date: 
2004
Abstract: 
"Schaumberg has come a long way over the years. Through a collection of over 200 vintage images, author Betsy Armistead highlights the remarkable contrasts between the community's rural past and dynamic present. Featuring images of of the village's founding fathers, land, and landmarks, "Schaumburg" chronicles the evolution and transformation of this unique community."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738533505
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

From Lumber Hookers to the Hooligan Fleet: A Treasury of Chicago Maritime History

Location

United States
41° 52' 39.4284" N, 87° 39' 25.3548" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, The Chicago Maritime Society
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
From Lumber Hookers to the Hooligan Fleet: A Treasury of Chicago Maritime History is a book retelling the history of Chicago through maritime actions.
Language: 
English
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
1893121305
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publisher's Gallery

Great Lakes Naval Training Station

Catalog Number: 
Book, Gonzales, Therese
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"Great Lakes Naval Training Station was authorized as a "training ship on land" in 1904. The base opened on July 1, 1911, and the first class of 300 U.S. sailors graduated four months later, in a grand ceremony attended by Pres. William H. Taft as guest of honor. It has since sent to the fleet over over four million sailors, serving the nation through all the conflicts of the 20th century. Today Great Lakes is the sole remaining navy boot camp in the United States. Anchored by the stately Building One, the entire 43-building complex was designated as Great Lakes Naval Training Station on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. This book, with over 200 vintage images, explores its colorful and important history."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from from back cover.
Format: 
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Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738551937
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Progressive Nation

Location

United States
41° 53' 49.254" N, 87° 38' 9.1536" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Pohlen, Jerome
Date: 
2008
Edition: 
First Edition
Abstract: 
"Visit the Battlegrounds and celebrate the victories of the civil libertarians, feminists, African Americans, gays, lesbians, environmentalists, labor organizers, and media activists who have worked to create a just peaceful society." *
Language: 
English
Notes: 
*taken from the back of the book
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9781556527173
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publisher's Gallery

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