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Graveyards of Chicago (Ohio)

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Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago's cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the city's singular culture and character, but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride. Mysterious questions such as Where is Al Capone buried? and What really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? are answered in this reminder that although physical life must end, personal notes—and notoriety—last forever.

Discover a Chicago That Exists Just Beneath the Surface—About Six Feet Under.

Ever wonder where Al Capone is buried? How about Clarence Darrow? Muddy Waters? Harry Caray? Or maybe Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed? And what really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? Graveyards of Chicago answers these and other cryptic questions as it charts the lore and lure of Chicagos ubiquitous burial grounds.

Like the livelier neighborhoods that surround them, Chicagos cemeteries are often crowded, sometimes weary, ever-sophisticated, and full of secrets. They are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the citys singular culture and character,but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride, and the constant reminder that although physical life must end for us all, personal note—and notoriety—last forever.

Grab a shovel and tag along as Ursula Bielski, local historian and author of Chicago Haunts, and Matt Hucke, photographer and creator of graveyards.com unearth the legends and legacies that mark Chicagos silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes, to clerics and comedians, machine mayors and machine-gunners.

This book contains 168 photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-217) and index.

About the Author

In 1996 Matt Hucke created the website, Graveyards of Chicago, that inspired the book. The site has thousands of photographs from Chicagoland cemeteries and beyond. Chicago's resident paranormal expert, historian, author, and entrepreneur Ursula Bielski is the author of Chicago Haunts, More Chicago Haunts, Creepy Chicago, and There's Something Under the Bed. Bielski owns the tour company Chicago Hauntings, Inc., produces the annual Chicago Ghost Conference, and hosts of the new WYCC TV show "The Hauntings of Chicago." She regularly appears nationally on radio, television, and at conferences to share her love and knowledge of Chicago history, ghosts, and the field of parapsychology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780964242647
Author:
Bielski, Ursula
Author:
Hucke, Matt
Publisher:
Lake Claremont Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Cemeteries
Subject:
United States - Midwest - Illinois
Subject:
Cook County
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Cook County (Ill.)
Subject:
Travel - U.S./Midwest
Subject:
United States - Midwest - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Ohio
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
251
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
Travel » Museums, Tours, and Points of Interest
Travel » North America » United States » Midwest

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