Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names

Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names

by Don Hayner, George Lane, Carl Whiting, Tom McNamee
     
 

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Welcome to the fascinating world of Chicago street names! Did you know that Ainslie Street was named after a real estate developer whose widow, in 1848, left for California to pan for gold with a new husband? Or did you know that Crandon Avenue was named for a prohibitionist congressional candidate who lost to his opponent in 1882 by a vote of 11,686 to 663?

Overview

Welcome to the fascinating world of Chicago street names! Did you know that Ainslie Street was named after a real estate developer whose widow, in 1848, left for California to pan for gold with a new husband? Or did you know that Crandon Avenue was named for a prohibitionist congressional candidate who lost to his opponent in 1882 by a vote of 11,686 to 663?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829405972
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
10/01/1988
Series:
Streetwise Series
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.70(d)

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