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Graveyards of Chicago

Graveyards of Chicago

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by Ursula Bielski, Matt Hucke
     
 

Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago’s cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the

Overview

Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago’s cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the city’s singular culture and character, but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride. This edition includes all new digital photos and refreshed text in the same spirit and informal, travel-book style as the original. Mysterious questions such as Where is Al Capone buried? and What really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? are answered in this reminder that although physical life must end, personal note—and notoriety—last forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893121218
Publisher:
Lake Claremont Press
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,096,271
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ursula Bielski is Chicago’s resident paranormal expert, a historian, an author, and an entrepreneur. She owns the tour company Chicago Hauntings, Inc., produces the annual Chicago Ghost Conference, and hosts the WYCC TV show The Hauntings of Chicago. She is the author of Chicago Haunts, Creepy Chicago, More Chicago Haunts, and There’s Something Under the Bed. Matt Hucke is the creator of the website Graveyards of Illinois, which has thousands of photographs from Chicagoland cemeteries and is the inspiration for the book of the same name. His images of graveyards have appeared in the American Girls News, Chicago Haunts, More Chicago Haunts, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Washington Post, the Chicago History Museum website, and dozens of other major publications and websites.

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