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6 years ago
MollyGo
My father was a deaf-mute who died in '70 but just before that, he and his deaf friend, Gus, scorekeepers for the Bobcats at a park near Lake Michigan on the northside of Chgo...maybe at Foster or more north? Does anyone remember them? My dad loved the game but because of his handicap could not engage in many sports.
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6 years ago
MollyGo
OMG...I posted very early on and just got back to this spot just today and am so impressed with all the additional details of riders and their experiences in Lincoln Park before the barns closed. To answer "Villa" I remember you well. I am Rosemary Flood who hung out at Parkway with Mary Kroeger, Kenny Fezler, Tommy Bowker who were friends with Ernesto Espiritu. For the person who wan
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7 years ago
MollyGo
Would the person who mention "Otto" describe him; he was at Parkway when I was and was my age. Would the person who mentioned "Dick" working in the basement with the horses describe him. I did a lot of stable work to "catch" ride up on the second floor and Dick from England was the groom up there with a guy named Roxy who wasn't as friendly as Dick.
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10 years ago
MollyGo
That fancy riding stable at Foster,part of the country club there, I believe was already closed when I took my first lesson in '51. There was a hill in the park at Montrose and that was the destination from New Parkway Stables around 8:30 on Friday nites for the Midnight Ride...which was not at midnight but talk about a full gallop along the rocks at the lake's edge in the dark was crazy...especi
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10 years ago
MollyGo
Anyone remember "The Oaks Club" which was next to the Esquire theatre?
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10 years ago
MollyGo
My uncle, Bob KNox, was on the board and the day of his funeral in or around '59, the funeral processed in front of the Club and all the staff were out in front along the curb with hand on their hearts...so moving and what a beautiful place it was.
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10 years ago
MollyGo
My Swedish father-in-law, born in 1900 said that the area at Belmont and Broadway was called "Snuff Island.' Anyone back that up? Thanks
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10 years ago
MollyGo
The person who thought that the Kennedy veered west because that was the Villas is incorrect. The Villas, super nice corner of Chicago that boasted prominent families including Spencer Oil family was just north of Addison, west of the RR and east of Pulaski...it's a triangular piece of land.
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10 years ago
MollyGo
I went to St. Michael's high school on Hudson, a dual coed school that had girls on one side and boys on the other. Now the building is condos. I graduated in '56 before Old Town. Artists did live there; many of them. Alvin (?) Albright or Albrecht lived there about three blocks south of the Church right off Sedgwick. Patsy's pizza was at Ogden south of North Avenue and you caught the Lincoln Ave
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10 years ago
MollyGo
I rode at the New Parkway Stables in '52 at Webster and Clark. Owner was Johnny Klein and instructors were Ivan Parks and Peggy Drummond who was also Chicago school teacher. I orginally began at Christensen (sp?) stables south of Clark and North avenue in a former auto dealership building. It was the west side of the street down from the Red Star Inn. Beginners learned in the inside ring and adv
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