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It’s Eastport’s most notorious landmark: the old Harlequin House. Named for the disgraced physician Chester Harlequin, it was used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters...
Matt Stone doesn't believe in ghosts. But there are those who are convinced his home, a historic Virginia estate that dates back to the Revolutionary War, is haunted. Pressured to get at the truth about some strange happenings at Melody...
Eight miles west of downtown Chicago sits a suburb with a rich, vibrant history. Berwyn began in the 19th century as two separate communities with vast stretches of marshland and farmland between. By the early 1900s, this booming municipality successfully kept industry at bay while remaining a strictly residential development. As thousands of bungalows were constructed in the 1920s, the "City of Homes," as it was known, became the fastest-growing...
19) Chicago Heights
Chicago Heights is a multicultural tableau, depicting the story of nineteenth-century pioneers and twentieth-century workers who built one of the most vibrant of the small, industrial cities of the Midwest. The exciting collection featured here is a result of an intensive city-wide campaign to identify the very best photographs of old Chicago Heights.
About half came from the extensive collections of the Public Library and the Historical Society,...
This new addition to the Images of America series
traces the history of Lockport, Illinois, from the
height of its canal activity in the late 1860s to its
decline as the lifeblood of the town in the early
20th century. Lockport's story is revealed here in
over 200 vintage photographs that trace the town's
progress from its early days through the 1970s, when
the canal reappeared as a recreational and tourist attraction. In Lockport,...
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