Archive for November 2013

Camp Douglas P.O.W. baptisms by Chicago's St. James Church

Camp Douglas P.O.W. baptisms by Chicago's St. James Church
Many times writers need inspiration for stories and yesterday I received some from David Keller who is the managing director of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation.  I have had the honor of meeting many from the Hyde Park Historical Society and also from the Jackson Park Advisory Council in my research exploits concerning the 1893... Read more »

The Krupp Gun Pavilion at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: The largest gun, a huge scandal, historic mystery and the cooling of the White City

The Krupp Gun Pavilion at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: The largest gun, a huge scandal, historic mystery and the cooling of the White City
Again history can sometimes be stranger than fiction and again as I look closer at the history of the World’s Columbian Exposition I am never disappointed by what is uncovered.  Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854 – 1902) was known as the richest man in Germany at the time of the World’s Columbian Exposition and his estimated... Read more »

Chicago Suburban earthquake or quarry blast? 1912 was first recording

Chicago Suburban earthquake or quarry blast? 1912 was first recording
I live in Brookfield, IL and shortly after noon today I felt our house move about an inch I would estimate as though a T-Rex had nudged it from the outside.  Living in Brookfield we are used to feel a rumble every now and them from a local McCook Quarry but nothing like this.  I... Read more »
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