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5 years ago
SWEDE
How about Caroll's Men Ware 63rd & Pulaski
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5 years ago
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Hollingshead Olds on Western & 54th
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5 years ago
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Luwicki Drug Store on Pulaski & 56th across the street from Dipsey Doddle Hamburgers and Ice Cream. They were both great in the 60's.
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5 years ago
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We had Stransky near Oakley Playground 51st street and Tabor near St Michaels
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5 years ago
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That's what this forum is all about. Remembering the good old days and enjoying it while we can.
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5 years ago
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Steve B. Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, the “Back > of the Yards Neighborhood Council” supported all > the businesses in the 47th and Ashland business > district, and still does. The BYNC is supposed to > be the oldest neighborhood organization in > existence today. In the late 50s and early 60
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5 years ago
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Talking about Ice companies. Growing up in the 40's 50's there were still homes that had actual ice boxes not refrigerators. I remember the ice man would grab a block of ice with his tongs and carry it into the homes or especially taverns. My aunt Kate owned Town Club tavern on 50th & Oalkley. There was an Ice House on 51st and Levit or Hoyne that we would stop by on a hot summer day and ma
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5 years ago
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I lived on 50th & Oakley and would jump a box car and ride it down to 47th street and walk over to the " Joe Megans Back of the Yards Free Fair" in the 50's. We would call out chalk just like Chuck. My brother and I went to St Michaels and every morning on the way to school we would have to run to get under the viduct before the "Midnight Flyer" would pass so we would
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5 years ago
SWEDE
There was an old round house on 59th & Damen next to the park back in the 50's. West of the field there must of been 15 or more switch tracks.
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5 years ago
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When was Meigs Field torn down or is it still there and not in use. I left Chicago in 1991, however, growing up we would go down to Grant Park and/or the museums and always took the opportunity to watch the pipper cubs take off at Meigs.
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5 years ago
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The South side had many nice parks with pools like Gage Park was the best, Cornell was good, however, they had a rough bottom to their pool, Sherman Park was ok and McKinley was good. But we were all tough guys who didn't mind cutting our feet just to cool off. LOL
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5 years ago
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Back in the Yards many businesses were named Town of Lake.
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5 years ago
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Hey Trosky, Could you sing a few verses? LOL You have a great memory. Keep it going.
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5 years ago
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Do you remember the Mexican Jumping Beans?
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5 years ago
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Richard Stachowski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > how about the north east corner of seely & > garfield? Rich, Is this the joint that sold 13 cent square hamburgers like White Castle's? I remember going home from St Michaels waiting for the bus at Damen & 55th which was called Garfield Blvd (correct?) and I would walk a block west to the
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5 years ago
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Back to the saga. I still owned my 1973 Mark IV when I bought a used 1974 Rusty Red with a white racing stripe down the middle. It was an automatic but fun to drive.
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5 years ago
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5 years ago
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Albums are making a come back at all the record shops, book/record stores. I have an old 45rpm Wurlitzer from the 60's that loads 100 records and I probably have 300 back up records from the 40's through the 80's. We bought this old box at a juke box place at 55th & Lawndale or Avers. My wife and I love to jitterbug we are still lost in the 50's so to speak. I did some electrical work on it an
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5 years ago
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I still have a brick from Comiskey Park when they tore it down. My buddy was a cop and did me afavor. I'm a brick collector.
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5 years ago
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Before we got our Ping Pong table we use to play on our kitchen table.
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5 years ago
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I worked at American Can on Western Ave for 38 years and made many coffee cans, however, Hixon's doesn't come to mind. Could be another can company. Look at the side seam area see if there is a logo like "CANCO"or three c's stacked over each other for Continental Can Co.or NAT"L CAN, FRUEUD CAN ETC.
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5 years ago
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Talking about Wrigley Field being one of the great old parks there was a triple AAA ball club down in Evansville Indiana called the Otters and they play at an old field called Bosse Field. It was smaller than Wrigley Field, however, it was setup almost the same. You may have seen it when in 1992 they filmed the movie "A league of their own" a 1943 womans team. The cast included Tom Hanks
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5 years ago
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Sounds great. Was it something like fooze ball except it was operated under the deck?
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5 years ago
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Do you remember Folgers Coffee commercial and it was also plastered on white background billboards: "A MOUNTAIN COMING TO CHICAGO"
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5 years ago
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We went to the Brighton when we were kids and then to Archer Ave Big Store, the soda shop, Chessdens pizza, White Castle, Robert Halls Mens store. Those were the good old days in the 50's 60's
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5 years ago
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You guys might want to check out the forum under Questions & Answers we are talking about dairies.
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