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Just a lazy holiday...

...browsing through the massive Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Did you know that Cracker Jack (love that photo!) and Playskool were Chicago companies, or that Palos Park originally had so many Northern Irish immigrants that its post office was named Orange, and was later an artists enclave for the likes of Lorado Taft, Pearl S. Buck and Sherwood Anderson?

Me neither.

September 4, 2006 in Books, Chicago Observations | Permalink