If you'd like to learn more about Chicago's history, check out these resources.
A search for "chicago history" on worldcat.org narrowed to print books published in English yields more than 1000 results for 2016 alone, ranging from general works to very specific topics such as sports and theater.
Rather than suggest specific titles, we suggest this: try your own search! And, if you find a well-written work that others might enjoy, send us an email and we'll list it here.
1833 - Incorporation
1871 - The Chicago Fire
1893 - The World's Columbian Exposition
1903 - Iroquois Theater Fire
1915 - Eastland Disaster
1929 - Valentine's Day Massacre
1933 - Century of Progress World's Fair
And the list goes on! Check out Timeline History of Chicago to see more.
Banner image created from photo pasted into Louise Grant (Smith) Richardson, “Memories” (MS, [Unknown], December, 1933), p. 9; privately held by the website author. The house was located at 1824 Prairie Avenue but is no longer standing.
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