1. Dundas Driving Park (Starting Point) Dundas Driving Park is a peaceful, beautiful and historical park located on Cross Street, Ontario. It is located in the heart of the Dundas community and is surrounded by a circular pathway that allows the community to drive right through it. There are large acorn trees surrounding the area with the new baseball diamonds, wading pool, outdoor skating arena, playgrounds, picnic tables, snack huts and pavilions for dining with BBQ pits.
During the 1920s Chicago became a home to many people from all around the world. Period of the industrialization changed the course of history and was a turning point for the development of ethnic neighborhoods. Majority of people who were coming to Chicago were Europeans. Furthermore, Eastern Europeans, Germans, Italians, the Irish and Mexicans were among the most common immigrants who came to Chicago. These groups during the immigration deeply impacted the overall development of the neighborhoods and how Chicago is constructed today.
I t’s been 145 years, when the fire struck Chicago and the history still goes on today, and today is the anniversary of that event that happened in 1871, and when it was all burned to the ground. It was a beautiful day in our Chicago home, but very dry weather, but still everything was going well for everyone. It was milking day for Mrs. Catherine O’Leary on Tuesday, October 8, 1871 (milking day) however, the cause of the fire has never been told because it spread so quickly, spreading 4.2 square miles in just 2 days, and destroying buildings, houses, and even jumping across rivers. It was a great deal of sadness because lots of lives were lost. Theories have shown that Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow when suddenly fire spilt apart on that
Between 1880 and 1920 the United States acted like as huge magnet for immigrants. Previous immigrants came from western and northern Europe; they were often well educated, spoke English, and had useful skills. However by 1880, the trend of immigrants changed; they came from southern and eastern cities, lacked education, and were poor. Many of the immigrants came to America in hopes of a better life. They were seeking escape from such things as famine, land shortage, and religious or political persecution.
In Erik Larson’s novel The Devil in the White City takes place during the Gilded Age. During this period of time everything appears good and golden on the outside when in reality everything was full of corruption. In the novel, the author takes the reader to the city of Chicago, where the city is “swelled “in population causing the city to expand in all “available directions” (Larson 44). As Chicago became the “second most populous [city] in the nation after New York” there was an urge that city show off to the world and the nation of how great it was through the Chicago World’s Fair (Larson 44).
T he Great Chicago Fire was one of the most devastating disasters in history. It killed hundreds and left over 100,000 homeless. At the time, 1871, Chicago was one of the busiest cities in the country. To make sure everyone had a place to live, city officials looked for cheap building materials. The cheapest by far was wood.
The Kansas Journey After the federal troops left the area, There was a convention being made. It was called the Vicksburg Convention. It was told that blacks in the south could migrate to anywhere they wanted, but could get out of the south. There were posters around the united states saying things like “Ho For Kansas” and “Come to the Rescue.”
What started as a small barn fire turned into a major catastrophe for the citizens of the city of Chicago. The fire burned rapidly and destroyed over two-thirds of the city. The city officials and residents were left with multiple questions in the aftermath of the ashes. Despite the devastation, the citizens of this great city vowed, "Chicago shall rise
“Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth, Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs...” (280) Carl Sandburg wrote these lines as part of his iconic poem entitled, “Chicago”. This poem first acknowledges the poverty, wickedness and cruelty of the city of Chicago before revealing its beauty through personification. Many images of building and tearing down appear because of the construction and industry of the city. Others refer to the city as a young man, full of life and health.
Living in the 1920s was a struggled with attitudes of racism and discrimination towards immigrants whom people blamed for many social and economic problems. Both in modern times and in the 1920’s there was a lot of discrimination against immigrants entering the United State. The United State at first had welcomed immigrants into the country to help develop its growing potential; however, this policy changed when the immigrant population dramatically increased. They started to not like it and think that the economic problem and the issues they had been because of immigrants and African Americans are causing these economic problems.