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10 years ago
daveg
Too bad work got in the way, Artista. I read a bit more about Ralph today. He's quite the interesting person.
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10 years ago
daveg
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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10 years ago
daveg
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. Than
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10 years ago
daveg
Had a Green River earlier this week. Jewel was selling it, probably the "green" for the upcoming St. Pat day. And I agree with bwalsh, didn't taste the same. There is a 50s themed eatery nearby that has Green River year round. They also have Riverview memorabilia hanging on the wall.
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10 years ago
daveg
I remember the straw or wicker seats when I was a wee lad. I also remember chewing on the stuff on the top of the seat in from of me for some reason. I recall my Mom putting a stop to that pronto.
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10 years ago
daveg
Saw the word Starks and instantly remembered the place on Harlem after many many years. Amazing how the mind works. I remember my brother and I getting helmet liners. Another memory from long ago.
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10 years ago
daveg
Went to several Bulls games there before they moved to the Chicago Stadium. I graduated from high school at the Amphitheater - De La Salle. Auto and Outdoor Shows come to mind.
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10 years ago
daveg
I remember the dog pound. Also remember a place close by we kids called 7 hills. Maybe the same place called "hobo hills" by an earlier poster? This would have been in the late 50s. It was a bunch of dirt hills. Have no idea who made them or why. I recall one of the hills was called suicide, the others were more rolling. Great place to spend some time with friends on our Schwinn b
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10 years ago
daveg
Berwyn Frank Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Corner grocery stores are one of the neatest > Chicago oddities. I grew up on the far north end > of Berwyn and in my neighborhood there was one on > every corner, although they were all bricked over > by my day. The only one still in operation in > Berwyn was on my corner at 1400 S. Kenilworth
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10 years ago
daveg
For those interested. Here's the link to the article on Division's sidewalk width: http://chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20091210.php
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10 years ago
daveg
Thanks Mr Downtown. And if you don't mind, what is the Straight Dope Chicago mentioned in your note? Dave...
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10 years ago
daveg
Yesterday we walked on Division from Levitt to a bit past Damen. Noticed that the sidewalks were about 3 times the width I remember. Anyone here know why? Tia, Dave...
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10 years ago
daveg
chuck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is there anything left of Riverview these days? I > thought I remember reading that the base of the > water ride was still out there. I don't think anything is really left of the park. Saw a few pics of what was described to be the base of a few rides that were level with the ground, but the area was so overgr
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10 years ago
daveg
fleurblue Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I remember the post card (I probably took one > each visit and still have one). I also remember > the guest book tucked in a little alcove. I > signed that too every time. > > Here is a site depicting the Injun Summer cartoon > which was replicated on the Olson Rug lawn in the > fall
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10 years ago
daveg
I remember seeing Blood Sweat and Tears at Mr. Kelly's (or was it the London House?) in the early 70s. Small club for what was then a very popular group.
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10 years ago
daveg
I too remember the Amlings haunted house on North Ave. I'd guess back in the 50s and 60s. The gorilla in the cage that reached out to grab you got me the most. I think my brother and I tried to get him to take our sister. ;-) Never worked.
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10 years ago
daveg
Remember 2 Ton Baker who was the "voice" of Riverview?
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