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By John Graf

No different urban on this planet has a park process as nice as Chicago’s, which include over 550 parks totaling greater than 7,000 acres. every one park has its personal tale, in addition to designated features and background, and but the vast majority of Chicagoans are usually not conscious of the wealth, kind, and sheer variety of parks that exist, to assert not anything of the information they
project, the historical past they commemorate, and the origins in their names. Chicago’s Parks: A Photographic background seeks to treatment this oversight. From Chicago’s first park, Dearborn Park, to its extra recognized parks of supply and Lincoln, this ebook presents a wealth of knowledge in regards to the origins of the names and plans of those Chicago landmarks. a proper plan for the production of a park method used to be constructed in 1869, and shortly Chicago had many of the maximum parks to be stumbled on wherever on this planet. while Chicago was once based in 1837, the city’s fathers followed the motto urbs in horto, or “the urban set in a garden.” regardless of the varied adjustments that experience taken position during the last one hundred sixty years, Chicago continues to be a urban set in a backyard. Chicago’s Parks: A Photographic heritage captures the expansion of that “garden” with its approximately 2 hundred old photographs.

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