Fort Sheridan, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Fort Sheridan, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Diana Dretske
     
 

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Amid Chicago's North Shore communities is a national landmark--the former U.S. Army Base at Fort Sheridan (1887-1993). Fort Sheridan was created out of the civil and labor unrest following the Chicago Fire of 1871, the great Railway Strike of 1877, and the Haymarket Riot of 1886. These events produced an atmosphere of insecurity, prompting Chicago's wealthiest

Overview


Amid Chicago's North Shore communities is a national landmark--the former U.S. Army Base at Fort Sheridan (1887-1993). Fort Sheridan was created out of the civil and labor unrest following the Chicago Fire of 1871, the great Railway Strike of 1877, and the Haymarket Riot of 1886. These events produced an atmosphere of insecurity, prompting Chicago's wealthiest businessmen--North Shore residents and members of the Commercial Club of Chicago--to levy their influence with the federal government in establishing an army presence in their backyards. Fort Sheridan is a place rich in the traditions of the U.S. cavalry and artillery, of training camps, and the Women's Army Corps. This illustrated history explores the many aspects of Fort Sheridan and takes the reader on a journey through military life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738533643
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/16/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,141,042
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author Diana Dretske is the Lake County historian for the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois. She lectures extensively on local history and has written books on Lake County and its place names.

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