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Chicago’s Riverview Park and the Racist Dunk Tank

Chicago’s iconic Riverview Amusement Park closed fifty years ago, in 1967. Riverview was a place of carnies and pink spun...

Life and Death Abbreviated

Life and Death Abbreviated

This is a repost that was originally published on this blog on Dec. 7, 2010 My grandmother kept a photo...

Remember Me in 1910

Remember Me in 1910

This is a repost, originally published Nov. 29, 2010   About the time Josef Gärtz received his Military Draft Summons (see Drafted...

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