Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: daveg (130.36.62.---)
Date: March 16, 2010 01:17PM

I attended the NW Chicago Historical Society meeting last night at Oriole Park.

Forgottenchicago was mentioned a few times and I think I shook hands with some of the people responsible for this site.

Several interesting stories were shared, especially by Ralph who runs a canoe shop at 4019 N. Naragansett.

The Society has a great web site at: nwchicagohistory.org

I learned a lot. Thanks and look forward to future events.



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Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: daveg (130.36.62.---)
Date: March 16, 2010 02:36PM

Found this interesting Chicago Tonight video related to the canoe guy mentioned above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clCeSFSevDU

A well spent 9 minutes IMO. Enjoy.

Business link:

http://chicagolandcanoebase.com/index.html



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Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: Artista (---.ual.com)
Date: March 16, 2010 09:48PM

hi daveg I wanted to attend that meeting but~~a l a s~~ i had to work. I watched the video you linked. That Ralph seems like such a great guy and full of great memories it seems. I have past by his shop countless times.The HUGE vintage canoes that are stacked on top of each other on the side of the building are eye catchers. On my way to work one of these days I must stop in to say hi to Ralph.

Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: daveg (130.36.62.---)
Date: March 16, 2010 10:30PM

Too bad work got in the way, Artista. I read a bit more about Ralph today. He's quite the interesting person.

Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 17, 2010 02:40AM

Ralph must be a regular on here ,,am i correct? I would have so many questions for him pertaining to the n/w side.



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Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: 222psm (---.br.br.cox.net)
Date: March 17, 2010 10:39AM

Thanks for the link to the video daveg that was very interesting. I would love to meet Ralph, I definitely wanted to attend but for me that was out of the question.

Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: Artista (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 17, 2010 11:11AM

Ok 222 ill send you the buddy passes so you can meet Ralph too,,lol. I hope to stop by there this week ,,Thursday or Friday.

Re: Comments on NW Chicago Historical Mtg - Oriole Park
Posted by: 222psm (---.br.br.cox.net)
Date: March 17, 2010 11:59AM

LOL, you guys can keep me up to date. But sooner or latter I'm going to have to take a road trip!

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