The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond

The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond

by Michael Williams, Richard Cahan
     
 

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IPPY Award Gold Medalist for Great Lakes: Best Regional Non-Fiction

With more than 150 never-before-published duotone images, taken between 1892 and 1930, this collection explores the history of the Chicago River and the impact its reversal had on the watershed all the way to the Mississippi River. Offering the most complete description

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IPPY Award Gold Medalist for Great Lakes: Best Regional Non-Fiction

With more than 150 never-before-published duotone images, taken between 1892 and 1930, this collection explores the history of the Chicago River and the impact its reversal had on the watershed all the way to the Mississippi River. Offering the most complete description available of the river reversal, the stories told here provide a better understanding as to how it was done and why it was necessary, as well as how the water from the Chicago River is treated. The photographs were pulled from a glass plate photo collection taken by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

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“Features sweeping scenes of the riverbed and its state-of-the-art infrastructure and provides a fascinating view of a true city on the make.”  —Time Out Chicago, on the accompanying exhibit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978545079
Publisher:
CityFiles Press
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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