Archive for July 2015

Eastland's 100th Anniversary Schedule of Events

Eastland's 100th Anniversary Schedule of Events
It’s the eve of the commemoration of the capsizing of the SS Eastland. I hope you can make time to attend one of the free, public events at the new River Theater at the exact site of the Eastland – south side of the Chicago River between the Clark and LaSalle Street Bridges. Friday – July... Read more »

So Much Eastland News - So Little Time Left Till the 100th Anniversary

So Much Eastland News - So Little Time Left Till the 100th Anniversary
With only a week to go until the commemoration, Eastland news is popping up all around town. Here are three of the stories: 1) Rare glass-plate negatives of scenes from the aftermath of the disaster found in the Tribune’s basement archives! Those of us familiar with the Eastland have seen the now-famous photos of the disaster taken by... Read more »

Eastland Happenings ...

Eastland Happenings ...
With the 100th anniversary now only two weeks away, there are many Eastland memorials happening around town. Here are two events going on this coming week. Both have been posted by the Eastland Disaster Historical Society. As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland Disaster, a permanent memorial is being dedicated at the Bohemian National... Read more »
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