Posts tagged "Chicago History"

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!
After watching swim team meets between other schools, I tried out for our high school swim team (I attended Harrison High School in Chicago from 1946-1950) and what do you know, I made it! As I relive this memory it also talks to how swimming has changed in six decades and all for the better.... Read more »

The West Side Story of Chicago Then: Roosevelt Road, that great street

The West Side Story of Chicago Then: Roosevelt Road, that great street
There weren’t super highways, strip malls or the monstrous shopping malls of this generation.  The word ‘suburb’ wasn’t in our lexicon.  What each community in Chicago had is their own major shopping area. Mine was Roosevelt Road, or as it was known in the early part of the 20th century, 12th Street. I still remember... Read more »

The Chicago Tribune Tower: when WGN had it's early telethons

The Chicago Tribune Tower: when WGN had it's early telethons
I recently visited the Chicago Tribune Tower to have lunch with the community manager of the Chicagonow blog site. This was my first meeting with him.  After chatting about family, friends and the blog site I mentioned the early telethons hosted by WGN-TV when they were located in the Tribune Tower. He asked me to... Read more »
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