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Author Gilbert, Paul T. (Paul Thomas), 1876-

Title Chicago and its makers : a narrative of events from the day of the first white man to the inception of the Second World's Fair / by Paul Gilbert and Charles Lee Bryson ; with a chapter on Chicago hotels and restaurants by Wallace Rice ; Caroline M. McIlvaine, historical advisor.

Imprint Chicago : Felix Mendelsohn, Publisher, 1929.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Genealogy Room    R GEN 977.311 GIL    Available
Description xvi, 1085 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Portraits and sketches": pages [601]-1071.
Includes indexes.
Contents An odyssey of the wilderness. Firebrand or Calumet ; A dream of empire ; Visitors at the Guardian Angel ; A message from the Great White Father ; "Well educated, but much in the French interest" -- Soldiers in the woods -- Fort Dearborn days and the Kinzies. The tomahawk wins for the time ; A new Fort Dearborn rises from the ashes ; The Winnebago scare -- Chicago becomes a town. Evolution of Cook County ; First town meeting ; Municipal problems ; Ferries and bridges ; Schools ; Sale of school lands ; Rising from the mud ; Fire hazards ; Water supply ; Newspapers ; Pioneer industries ; Insurance ; Panic of 1837 ; Social life ; Churches -- Chicago becomes a city. Courts ; Public health -- City schools -- First cultural institutions. Chicago Lyceum ; Mechanics Institute ; Young Men's Association ; Historical Society -- Theatres -- Daily papers -- Cemeteries -- The canal is begun -- Early banking -- First railroad -- Extending the boundaries. First serious fire -- Earliest meat packers -- Grain shipments begin -- Park system -- Metropolitan consciousness -- River and harbor convention -- The canal is completed -- Early railroads. Galena and Chicago Union ; Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company ; Illinois Central Railroad Company ; The Wabash ; The Michigan Central -- Board of Trade -- Chicago a port of entry -- Coming of the reaping machine -- Flood of 1849 -- Theatrical renaissance. Opera in Chicago ; Musical organizations -- Civic improvements. Changing the grade ; Water supply ; First gas plant ; Street cars.
Subject Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography -- Portraits.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Bryson, Charles Lee, 1868-
Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939.
McIlvaine, Caroline Margaret.

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