May 2011 Dinner Meeting

  • 05/18/2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, Chicago, 22nd Floor


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Speaker: Dennis McClendon

Cartographic Tales of Chicago History

Historic maps of Chicago tell all kinds of intriguing stories about the city's origins and development: vanished creeks and woods, big projects never accomplished, forgotten ethnic groups and neigh- borhoods, mysterious subdivisions, abandoned industrial areas, vice districts and world's fairs, ghosts of railroad stations and streetcar lines and freight tunnels, reminders of a constantly changing Loop. Dennis McClendon, a Chicago geographer and historian who produced the maps for the Encyclopedia of Chicago, will show the interesting stories seen in various corners of three dozen maps from Chicago's past.

Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

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