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6 years ago
Eric F
I remember going there for Chicago Cougars games, Loop Fest, and AWA Pro Wrestling.
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6 years ago
Eric F
Almost forgot http://lakemichiganrusyns.blogspot.com/2010/05/carpatho-rusyn-old-country.html
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6 years ago
Eric F
That was St Mary at 49th-Seeley. They were Byzantine Catholic, which was also called Greek Catholic at one time as well. The parish was made up of Ruthenians or Rusyns (either is correct) The building was sold in the 90's and they merged with a parish from Joliet and are now Annunciation in Homer Glen. Once again, people often conclude that Eastern Rite Catholics are Orthodox because of the many s
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6 years ago
Eric F
OK, I see what you mean. Later in the 60's the Gaylords had several big hangouts in the area as well. Sherman Park, The Hut at 50th-Ashland, the poolroom at 55th-Ashland, the playground at 49th-Throop, Fulton playground at 53rd-Wood.
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6 years ago
Eric F
There was an Orthodox Church on 44th-Paulina across the street from Davis Square and it's still standing though no longer Orthodox, and a Byzantine Catholic Church on 49th-Seeley. The only church near 51st-Ashland was St Martini Lutheran.
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6 years ago
Eric F
It was never Orthodox. It was Ukrainian Catholic, which in appearance is quite similar to the Orthodox. When I was a kid I too thought it was Russian Orthodox.
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6 years ago
Eric F
SS Cyril & Methodius was a Roman Catholic parish founded by Czechs. Nativity, which is now is Palos Park, is Eastern Rite Catholic founded by Ukrainians.
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6 years ago
Eric F
No, but I'm a member of the church across the street, i,e, Nativity BVM.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I'm pretty certain the Rebels had more than 25-30 guys. They had members as far North as 43rd-St and as far South as the West Englewood side of the Blvd, and from East of Ashland and West into Gage Park.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I think the Rebels broke up in the early 60's after drawing too much police attention. Some of the younger guys became Muscadoodlers.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I vaguely recall being there for a funeral mass in 1968 when I was 7. Wasn't there a very impressive painting of the Poor Souls in Purgatory above the main altar.
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6 years ago
Eric F
The Stone Greasers site has some good stuff on the Rebels.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I'm a member of the Palos Historical Society, and I've seen a couple photos if I remember, let me ask a couple people.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I remember flying kites in Ogden Park when I was pretty small, around 1964-65. Got a friend over 80 who remembers the boat pond though.
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6 years ago
Eric F
My Dad saw him at 67th-California.
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6 years ago
Eric F
Old Stephen's also had a little menagerie at one time. Very beautiful little church, which I've only seen in pictures, one of the many we've lost. I was a member of St John Cantius in the late 90's and still get back a few times a year. Sadly, at present, the distance doesn't fit in with my schedule.
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6 years ago
Eric F
There were alot Puerto Ricans at Holy Cross, 65th-Maryland in Woodlawn in the 50's. They even had a church group that I think was called the Knights of San Juan. Also remember seeing a parade on 63rd. A decade later though they seemed to have migrated to Englewood.
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6 years ago
Eric F
Father Marquette is a good choice. Some very interesting alternate theories regarding some of his routes through are area. Not that they're necessarily accurate. One is that the Chicago Portage was actually in Palos Hills. Another that he didn't spend his Winter on Damen Ave, but over in Hegewisch near Lake Calumet, and that on his last journey he travelled down Hickory Creek (from the DesPlaines
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6 years ago
Eric F
Never said Burnham and Ward were on the same page, but they both had good ideas and did alot to beautify Chicago.
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6 years ago
Eric F
Al Capone might be the most infamous Chicagoan of alltime.
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6 years ago
Eric F
William Ogden might be another good choice. That guy had a head in everything.
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6 years ago
Eric F
I saw the children's book on Amazon, but didn't know about the one at the Newberry library.
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7 years ago
Eric F
For some reason I always thought Farwell was a politician.
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7 years ago
Eric F
I'd have to go with Daniel Burnham, with Aaron Montgomery Ward, who sadly appears to have never had a bio written about him second.
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7 years ago
Eric F
I've seen mention of it for Saturday Sept 13 in Crooked Creek Woods in Palos Hills, but am not sure. I live pretty close you'll just stop by and see.
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7 years ago
Eric F
On second thought, I believe they went as far as 101st-Kean.
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7 years ago
Eric F
There were stables on Kean Ave from 81st to 95th. Kenneth Hansen, who died while appealing his conviction for the 1955 Schussler-Peterson murders, for a time he owned the Bro-Ken-H stables on 82nd.
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7 years ago
Eric F
Here's the book I referred to http://www.amazon.com/Dutch-Chicago-Hollanders-Historical-Reformed/dp/0802813119
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7 years ago
Eric F
Actually I'm not from the area, I'm from Englewood and Back of the Yards. Just have a big interest in anything related to Chicago. There's an excellent book on the Dutch in Chicago that has lot's of info on Roseland.
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7 years ago
Eric F
Anyone remember an S&H Green Stamps store on Ashland in the Back of the Yards ? It was around till the 70's.
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