Archive for October 2014

Save The Date - Friday, July 24, 2015

Save The Date - Friday, July 24, 2015
Once again, I had a topic all set for this week’s blog when I received an email from the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, Chicago’s official sponsor of the 100th Anniversary Commemoration next July 24th. The director, Ted Waccholz, has been very busy making arrangements for ceremonies, and memorials, and family/friends reunions for the weekend-long commemoration... Read more »

Oprah's Haunted Connection to the Eastland

Oprah's Haunted Connection to the Eastland
What’s Oprah’s connection to the Eastland? The answer is simply, Harpo Studios. The building at 1058 W. Washington Street has a long and fascinating history here in Chicago. Harpo Studios was originally a cold storage warehouse used, at the time of the Eastland in 1915, as an armory for the Second Regiment National Guard. According... Read more »

She is Malala! Praise for the Youngest Nobel Prize Winner!

She is Malala! Praise for the Youngest Nobel Prize Winner!
I had another Eastland blog all prepared to go for this week, but after I heard the stunning announcement by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee last Friday, I couldn’t stop thinking about the incredible young woman behind the news. At only 17-years-old, Malala Yousafzai is by far the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history. That fact alone is amazing. But... Read more »
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Eastland Unbalanced

Eastland Unbalanced
We all remember the news of the tragic capsizing of that South Korean ferry on April 16, 2014. The press reported that the disaster occurred because the ship was loaded with three times its allowable cargo weight. The heavy cargo shifted as the ship turned – or the heavy cargo shifted, forcing the ship to... Read more »