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10 years ago
chevyliddle
You are right Bruce. This has been an interesting thread to say the least. It's Willow Springs......not it isn't, it's Cermak Rd........No it's Willow Springs......not it isn't........YES IT IS!.......It's not Willow Springs, it's Western Springs...........gheeesh..... Your comprehension is a little lacking. I never said it was in Western Springs...I said people were confusing the area aroun
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
The only place I ever had it was in the late 1950s in a Rexall drug store soda fountain and you could also get a cherry coke, cherry phospahte and chocolate phosphate. All were dispensed into glasses from a pumper handle.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I was there for Elvis in about 1958 or 59 and the auto show every year before McCormick Place. I saw the indoor drag races in the early 1960s and custom car shows. I remember it took about 1/2 hour to get used to the smell of the stock yards.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I often wondered how (or if) the dial on the Sunoco pumps worked. I think they went up to "260". Yup, went from 190 to 260 in increments of 10. Sunday morning called for 1/4 tank of 260 in the old hot rod and off to Oswego Drag Strip (the Dust Bowl). I think the 260 ran about 105 octane but I'm not real sure. There were a few rare stations that sold 110 octane racing fuel but they s
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I think there are people confusing Willow Springs with Western Springs. Willow Springs is no where near Ogden Ave. and is probably situated around Archer Ave. between Willow Spring Rd. and Wolf Rd. Willow Springs was the home of "Santa Fe Speedway". Advertised as the largest clay track in the world.....probably the only one. It was 1/4 mile oval.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I remember my dad used to take us to Midway to watch the planes come in back in the late 1950s and we would get dinner from the old Vienna Red Hot stand. I remember the dogs came in a piece of wax paper with the greasy fries wrapped up with it. Those were the days when O'Hare was still military and Midway was the busiest airport in the world.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
Don't forget Laredo Lanes on Southwest Hywy near Cicero? I bowled there in the 1970s and I think it's still there under a different name. That house was one of the last with wooden lanes.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
This isn't a site for this kind of discussion. You can contact me directly at [email protected]
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I remember it and I think car dealers are taking up that space now. Just down the street on the SW corner of Harlem and Joliet Rd. used to be a nickel pony ride but it's all forest preserve now.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
Name: Fred S. Johnson Titles and Terms (original): Death Date: 29 Nov 1930 Death Place: Bremen, Cook, Ill. Gender: Male Marital Status: Race or Color: Age: 66 Estimated Birth Year: 1864 Birth Date: 26 May 1864 Birthplace: Sweden Father: Not Known Father's Titles and Terms (original): Father's Birth Place: Sweden Mother: Not Known Mother's Titles and Terms (origina
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
Name: Fred S. Johnson Titles and Terms (original): Death Date: 29 Nov 1930 Death Place: Bremen, Cook, Ill. Gender: Male Marital Status: Race or Color: Age: 66 Estimated Birth Year: 1864 Birth Date: 26 May 1864 Birthplace: Sweden Father: Not Known Father's Titles and Terms (original): Father's Birth Place: Sweden Mother: Not Known Mother's Titles and Terms (origina
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
My union hall used to be in the 6900 block of Western Ave. and I remember all of the sleezy used car dealerships that used to line the street on both sides back in the 1960s. I remember a Brigance Chevrolet dealer in the Chicago area but I don't remember where it was located?
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
Does anyone remember the indoor drag races at the Amphitheatre? I think that was the only indoor races I have ever seen. I don't think you could get away with that today. OSHA would be going into cardiac arrest.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I thought I remembered one being on Harlem near Archer Ave. I didn't know there was another but some of the posts here mentioned one on the near west side on Madison.
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10 years ago
chevyliddle
I'm a new member and I noticed the postings regarding Stark's Warehouse. When I was in highschool in the early 60s, Starks was selling a shirt that was very popular among people in their teens. It was a pull over with no collar and a drawstring neck. It had 3/4 length sleeves with about a 2" vertical slit on both sides at the bottom. It was never tucked in and was usually bright colors with 2
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