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8 years ago
riverviewfan
nordsider Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is my understanding that street names didn't > change; examples, Schiller Street (1400N), named > for Friedrich Schiller, the German poet; Germania > Place (1536N); Goethe Street (1300N). > > However, the Bismarck beer garden and hotel was > changed, by their owners. Riverview Amusement
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8 years ago
riverviewfan
WayOutWardell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Riverviewfan- > By chance do you have any information on an early > attraction called 'Creation'? I've seen it in > postcards, but recently saw a b&w photo of the > same building renamed 'War Of The Worlds' and > wondered what both of those attractions were > about. Why yes, yes I do
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8 years ago
riverviewfan
tomcat630 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rumor is that Mayor RJ Daley wanted to turn > Riverview into an industrial park. He pushed > through getting it closed for City Hall connected > land developers. Nope, City Hall only found out about Riverview's closing about two weeks before the actual business meeting that Riverview's sale was completed
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8 years ago
riverviewfan
jak378 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I believe that there was another of the milder > coasters named the Greyhoundthat had partially > covered cars that were made to resemble the > Burlington Zephyr. The Greyhound did NOT have covered trains, and did not need them because it was so mild. The Comet, Flash, and Blue Streak had the covered trains
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8 years ago
riverviewfan
The Sharpshooters Park that became Riverview was NOT built by the Knickerbocker Club. It was built by the Der Nord Chicago Schuetzenverein, which was a club of largely Prussian War veterans who founded the club to keep up their shooting skills. This club later turned into the North Chicago Sharpshooters Association. See Derek Gee's and Ralph Lopez's "Laugh Your Troubles Away - The Complete H
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10 years ago
riverviewfan
Nice article in the Tribune on Riverview Amusement Park: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-riverview-today-20110622,0,4896936.story
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