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Chicago Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
     

Chicago Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

by Scotti Cohn
 

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things
the Windy City has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things
the Windy City has to offer! Whether you’re a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy City.
 Watch Daedalus and Icarus fly across the façade of the Savings of America Building—and wonder if
the mural’s location might carry a message for the financial industry. . . .
A baboon with wings? A predatory grasshopper? Figure out for yourself just what Picasso’s “gift to
Chicago”—a sculpture unveiled in 1967—represents.
Want to stand out? You can do so at the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, an all-glass architectural wonder
attached to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower).
Meet the man who travels the world impersonating President Obama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762774999
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Curiosities Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

Scotti McAuliff Cohn is a writer and freelance editor specializing in history and young-adult fiction. Her other books include It Happened in North Carolina and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women. After living for more than twenty years in North Carolina, she now makes her home in Bloomington, Illinois.

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