If you’ve ever wondered what “Bubbly Creek, with Chicken Standing on Crusted Sewage, 1911” looked like, you’ve got to check out the Encyclopedia of Chicago. I ran into it today while innocently searching for a bus route number and proceeded to spend way too much time lolling about looking up maps and photos and endless tidbits of historical data. I highly recommend this resource. And I should point out that the photo I linked to above is one of the least intriguing items on the site—I just couldn’t resist the title.
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