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Navy Pier Chicago     View
&quot;Navy Pier [opened in 1916] was originally designed as a shipping and recreational facility and has evolved into a premiere family entertainment center.&quot; The site features a timeline of pier history, and information about attractions and ev ...

Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930     View
This site features &quot;the Chicago Police Department Homicide Record Index — chronicling 11,000??homicides in the city&quot; from 1870 through 1930. Use the pull-down menus in the interactive database to search the records by factors such as d ...

Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory     View
Images, essays, and interactive panoramas of the city, before and after the fire. The "Web of Memory" pages present eyewitness accounts, media coverage, and the factual evidence behind the charge that Mrs. O'Leary's cow was to blame. From the Chicago ...

Chicago History Files     View
"Get the inside story on some of Chicago's most memorable events." Events and people that are a part of the city's history, such as the fire, the Black Sox, Al Capone, and the 1933 World's Fair are covered with words and pictures in this site from Th ...

Illinois Issues     View
Website for this magazine &quot;dedicated to providing fresh, provocative analysis of public policy in Illinois.&quot; Features archives back to December 2007, addressing issues such as the 2008 election, Illinois efforts to collect federal highway f ...

The Oregon Encyclopedia     View
&quot;'The Oregon Encyclopedia' is an authoritative compendium of information on Oregon people, places, events, and institutions. ... [C]ulminating in 2009 as part of Oregon's State Sesquicentennial, the Encyclopedia will grow to contain thousands of ...

Iowa Pathways     View
Use this site to &quot;discover the people, places, events, and ideas of Iowa history.&quot; Features a timeline where you can &quot;explore Iowa history milestones and their connections to U.S. and world events&quot;; browse a collection of photos, ...

Aloha Friday     View
This short article describes the tradition of &quot;Aloha Friday&quot; in Hawaii. &quot;The concept of Aloha Friday has spread even to the Mainland, as 'casual Friday,' when office workers are allowed to dress down a bit, and in some places the trend ...

Illinois Has Long Legacy of Public Corruption     View
This December 2008 article provides an overview of political corruption in Illinois, where &quot;at least 79 elected officials have been convicted of wrongdoing since 1972.&quot; It traces the &quot;culture of corruption dates back to the late 19th c ...

The Portal to Texas History     View
&quot;[A] digital gateway to the rich collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections.&quot; The site features images of hundreds of photos and other primary materials in topics such as architectu ...




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