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The deep rooted history of Chicago’s deep-dish pizza

Starting with an ancient culinary tradition carried overseas by Neapolitan immigrants, pizza has evolved into a Windy City icon.


‘The Third Coast,’ a History of Chicago by Thomas Dyja

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Video: A 3-Minute History of Chicago's Millenium Park

Did you know Millenium Park in Chicago, Illinois was actually a desolate industrial wasteland until the turn of the century? The 24.5 acre public park,

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5 Volume 1912 Genealogy History of Chicago Illinois IL

Originally published by S. J. Clark Pub. Co., Chicago, IL, Chicago, Its History and Its Builders. I. Chapter III. Chicago in the eighteenth century. I. Chapter IV. Chicago from 1803 to I. Chapter VIII. | eBay!


The Secret History Of Chicago Salsa

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a major racial conflict that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3. During the riot, dozens died and hundreds were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer, so named because of the violence and fatalities across the US. The combination of prolonged arson, looting, and murder was the worst race rioting in the history of Illinois.


CHICAGO STOCKYARDS: history of Chicago from the Chicago Historical Society. This page has good background info for those reading Sinclair's, The Jungle.