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Title: Chicago
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 Hornby, Lester George, b. 1882, ill
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) — Description and travel Chicago (Ill.) — History
Publisher: Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin Co.
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or, marveling at the sightof Chicago by night. Around me dimanchor-lights were glimmering over thewater; while the steam of locomotives,curling upward in fantastic clouds, veiledthe huge buildings before me in alluringmystery. Far above the glare of MichiganAvenue, their roofs and pinnacles were 86 The South Side outlined against the citys radiance. Somewere in darkness, others rimmed withlight; here and there an electric signflashed its brilliant hues; into the wavesbeyond reached the Municipal Pier, itsgraceful towers and slender form ablazewith innumerable lamps. Under the spell of the scene I pictureda little garrison retreating in despair alonga desert shore barely a century ago; thentried to realize that yonder broad stretchof parkland had been made before myeyes, and that I had seen one row ofbuildings on this water front destroyedby fire, and still another demolished tomake way for these mighty structureslooming in the night. Where the Lake Shore Drive begins V. The North Side

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-r.—^ VTHE NORTH SIDE CHICAGO appeared raw and bare toMiss Harriet Martiheau when shevisited it exactly eighty years ago: yet sheconfessed that she had never seen a busierplace. It was enjoying at the time a boomin land values which a panic was soon todispel, and storekeepers hailed her, as shepassed their doors, with ofFers of farms andbuilding-sites. The streets, moreover, werefilled with speculators who crowded abouta scarlet-coated negro on a white horsewhenever he waved a red flag and shoutedthe time and place of the next sale of lotsalong the proposed course of the Illinoisand Michigan Canal. Though the city numbered less thanfive thousand inhabitants then, the Eng-lish authoress acknowledges that there was 91 Chicago some allowable pride in the place aboutits society, her astonishment at havingfound an assemblage of educated, re-fined, and wealthy persons living on theedge of a wild prairie being shared, Iventure to say, by many an Eastern vis-itor to the Chicago of the prese

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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.

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on the higherbluffs. The poor farmand almshouse of Clin-ton county adjoin the vil- -=lage. The village has one ^f^school, three churches,two flour mills, and onehotel, The Sherman House, Stephenson Countythat can accommodate fifty guests. Goose Lake, 3 port» •* miles southeast, is a great resort for sportsmen;geese, ducks and brant being very abundant. Deepriver (well named, as it is over 15 feet deep) hasrecently been, by the State Fish Commissioner,stocked with young California salmon. Along theriver, Indian mounds and the remains of ancientmining operations are found. Delmar, 171 miles from Chicago, is at the junc-tion of the Davenport & St. Paul R. R, and hasabout 600 inhabitants, one school, one church,(Methodist), a public hall and library, one news-paper, and two hotels—The Junction, and TheRiggs. Maquoketa river is 4 miles, and large andvaluable stone quarries %% miles distant. Maquoketa, 176 miles from Chicago, is thecounty seat of Jackson county,which was organized

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in 1847, and now has 24,000 population. The cityhas 3,000 inhabitants, is built on both sides of theMaquoketa river, and on the edge of the largestbody of timber there is in the State of Iowa (hencethey call this the timber city.) Before the rail-road was built here, steamers ran from the Missis-sippi river to this point. The city is picturesquelylocated on high bluffs, and has fine, wide, wellpaved streets. Considerable manufacturing is car-ried on in the lines of furniture, agricultural imple-ments, and other articles, in which wood is largelyused. The city has one school house that cost,000, and several cheaper ones, six hotels, a finecounty court house, four flour mills, two woolenmills, a tannery, three banks, four churches, and alarge number of fine business houses. Two medici-nal springs within the city limits have large localrepute. Two miles off is an Indian burial ground.The business of this city for 1875 showed overthirty-three per cent, increase over 1874. Nashville, 18

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Four women selling fish.

Thanks to those of you who pointed out that this is Spanish Parade on the Spanish Arch side of the Claddagh in Galway City. That’s Claddagh Quay and Nimmo’s Pier in the background.

According to colman.rushe this photo is mentioned in Peadar O’Dowd’s book Down by the Claddagh, so I went off and got our copy of Down by the Claddagh (1993), and there indeed is this photo with the caption underneath:
"Bringing the fish to market: As this postcard (printed in Berlin) states, four Irish Fish Wifes make their way up along Long Walk to the fish market in front of the Spanish Arch or An Póirse Caoch (the Blind Arch) as it was known then. (Courtesy Jimmy O’Connor)

Now, a bigger challenge would be to identify some of the women, and we have received very tentative information that these women may be Nonnie O’Donnell, Mary Rodgers, Kitty Conneely and a Mrs Gill, all from the Claddagh. Does that ring any bells?

Date: Circa 1905

NLI Ref.: Eas 4055

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Pinkeens
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Two little guys with their father/grandfather at the pond in Herbert Park, Dublin. One has his net for catching pinkeens, but thought the other might have been controlling a model boat?

The Pergola and covered walkway just above the far side of the pond sadly fell victim to the Snowpocalypse of winter 2010/2011 and collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. That aside, if you visit Herbert Park today, this scene is completely unchanged.

Slow Loose Chippings told us that the "pond in Herbert Park was once the mill pond for the nearby Mill at Ballsbridge" and Niall McAuley provided us with a map showing that old mill pond.

P.S. "Going fishing" myself for a few days, but will be back in action at the end of the week…

Date: Summer 1969

NLI Ref.: WIL 66[3]

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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.

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e: The Ogden, (recentlyrebuilt), having 125 rooms;Pacific, 75 rooms; Metropol-itan, 25 rooms; Bryant, 20rooms; Clifton, 25 rooms;and Farmers, 20 rooms;charges range from .50 toS3 per day. Since the bridgeacross the river here wasbuilt, an effort has beenmade by the people ofCouncil Bluffs to have thetrains of the Union PacificRoad cross the bridge, andmake Council Bluffs theeastern terminus of thatline, but owing to variouscomplications their termi-nus was held at Omaha, onthe opposite side of theriver, and the trains of theIowa lines made CouncilBluffs their western termi-nus. The result was adouble transfer, the passen-gers from the trains fromthe East debarking here,getting into a transfertrain that crossed thebridge, and again debarkingon the Omaha side, andthere taking the westbound trains of the UnionPacific Road. Coming fromthe West similar transferswere made. A recent decis-ion of the Supreme Courtof the United States seemsto have settled the ques-tion, and very soon a joint

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32 The North and West Illustrated. depot is promised for the east bank of the river,and the usual double transfer will be avoided. AtCouncil Bluffs we makeclose connections withthe trains of The Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council, Bluffs Railroad, which are taken byour passengers for St. Joseph, Atchison, Leaven-worth, Kansas City, and other Western Missouriand Kansas towns. Omaha. Hurriedly we have spanned the 492 miles that separate Chicago from Omaha, andcrossing the beautiful railroad bridge (a view of which we give,) you are landed inthat live, wide-awake city, whose name is Omaha. There you will find the GrandCentral Hotel, with our ticket offices therein, many fine business houses, built alongfinely graded and paved streets, that are constantly crowded with the evidences of alarge and rapidly growing trade. Besides the Grand Central, the city contains severalother good hotels, an opera house, fine school houses, churches, public halls, largemanufacturing establishments, the

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Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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for a line ofsteamers, calling at all the localities named. Theclimate of Portage lake in the summer is one ofthe most delicious on the American continent, and,aside from its great attraction as the site of the 74 The North and West Illustrated. largest copper industry in the world, the tourist orpleasure seeker will find much to interest in study-ing the scenery on either side of the lake. Thesection also affords some excellent trout streams. Names of silver and copper mines in the LakeSuperior country, which may be reached via Mar-quette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad, andsteamers from LAnse: Copper—Calumet andHecla, Copper Harbor, Atlantic, Hancock, EagleRiver, Pewabic, Allouez, Franklin, Osceola, Phoe-nix, Quincy, Albany and Bos. Silver—Superior,Cleveland, Collins, Ontonagon, Pittsburg, Excel-sior, Scranton, Luzerne, and several others, Portage Lake is an irregular body of water,about twenty miles in length, extending nearlyacross Keweenaw Point to within two miles of Lake

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The Mills at Minneapolis, Minn.—page 90 Superior. Steamers and sail-vessels drawing 1*2feet can pass through Portage Entry, and navigatethe lake with safety. This body oi water was an oldand favorite thoroughfare for the Indians, and theJesuit Fathers who first discovered and exploredthis section of the country. During the wintermonths the atmosphere is very clear and transpar- ent in the vicinity of Houghton, and all throughKeweenaw Point; objects can be seen at a greatdistance on a clear day, while sounds are conveyeddistinctly through the atmosphere, presenting aphenomenon peculiar to all northern latitudes.This is the season of health and pleasure to thepermanent residents. Portage and Lake Superior Ship Canal. Thisimportant work was commenced in 1868, andfinished in 1873, at a cost of about ,500,000. Itslength is 2X miles, with piers 600 feet in length,extending out into Lake Superior on the north,affording a safe entrance for downward boundvessels. The canal is 100 feet wide

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Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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ogicalSchool and Womans College. Sixteen hundred 104 The North and West Illustrated. students are beiug educated here. In the city aregas works, water works, twelve churches, one news-paper, banks, and many fine business houses. Wilmette, (Indian, Ouilmette) is 14 miles fromChicago, and has 500 residents. It is located in anatural grove of hard wood trees, which lend theirattractions to the place. Winnetka. The name is said to be Indian, forBeautiful Land, which well describes the village.It has a population of 900 souls, four churches, fineschools, one of 600 scholars, a hotel for 100 guests,and business houses enough to supply all the com-mercial wants of the people. This also is a temper-ance village. Lake Side, 18 miles out, is a grow-ing village. Glencoe, 19 miles from Chicago, wasfirst settled by W. S. Gurnee, in 1869, and has now500 residents. The village is half a mile from thestation, and has natural groves, good water, schools,and churches. Ravinia, 21 miles from Chicago, is

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Lake Dells, Milwaukee, Wis.—page pushing itself into notice as a pleasant suburb ofChicago. Highland Park, 23 miles from Chicago, has acharming location, on high bluffs overlooking LakeMichigan. The town was laid out by a companythat has spent much money in building streets andwalks, and otherwise improving it. It has severalgood schools, four churches, and excellent society.Highland Hall was built for a hotel, and is used forthat purpose from May to September, while, duringthe rest of the year, it is occupied as a Collegiate In-stitution for the education of young ladies, with thefollowing broad and comprehensive curriculum : A Preparatory Department—with the usual Ele-mentary Branches, pursued with great thorough-ness ; a Department of Literature— including Gram-mar, Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Rhet-oric, Composition, Literature, and Criticism; aDepartment of Natural Science—including Physics,Chemistry, Astronomy, Mineralogy, Geology, Zool-ogy, and Botany; a Mathem

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Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Cross was first erected, and here the firstmass said, in the territory now included within thelimits of the State of Wisconsin—and is almostwithout a rival in the State in the inducements itoffers to summer tourists, or to those who desire acool and pleasant retreat from the heat and mala-ria of the South. The ancient settlement hasnearly passed away, but there remains sufficient to recall the memories of the past; while the moderncity, with its spacious and elegant hotels, its fineschool houses and other public buildings, its largeand well-filled stores, and its beautiful privateresidences, make a pleasing contrast with theremains of the past. The city is surrounded on all sides but one bywater; lying in the point of land at the conflucnoeof the Fox and East rivers, and about a mile fromthe mouth of the former. Both of these rivers arenavigable for steamers, the Fox river being navi-gable for the largest class of lake vessels. It hasalso connection, through the Ghken Bay & Min-

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The Cliff House, Devils Lake, Wis.—page 82. nesota Railwat, with Winona, St. Paul andMinneapolis, and all the magnificent scenery ofNorthern Minnesota. It is connected with bothshores of Green Bay by comfortable and convenientsteamers. A line of steamers connects with thetrains of the Chicago & North-Western Railway,and makes tri-weekly trips up the east coast ofGreen Bay, making landings at Fish River, Stur-geon Bay, and other ports on that shore. Green Bay, with its suburbs, contains a popula-tion of 12,000 to 15,000 persons. It is noted for thehealthfulness of its climate—enjoying almost en-tire immunity from all epidemic diseases. The cityis laid out with great precision and regularity—itsstreets being all broad and straight, and the mostof them are shaded by rows of magnificent oldmaples, elms and poplars on either side, that, insome cases, interlace their boughs in the centre;this gives to the place a charming rural aspect,while at the same time it has all the advantag

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mp;Lyons, proprietors. This house is situated close tothe waters of the bay, and is a charming locationfor a summer home. Mesdames Williams andSherman keep excellent boarding houses. Therates for private board range from to perweek. A daily line of Pullman Palace Cars is runbetween Chicago and Marquette, by the Chicago &North-Western Railway Company. Marquette, as a watering place, cannot well beexcelled. Romantic scen-ery surrounding one onevery side, a cool, bracingatmosphere, which, tothose who may be suffer-ing from the heat of asummer sun, is, as itwere, the balm ofGilead. In the fore-ground a beautiful bayspreads away to the dis-tant shore (which is oftencompared to the bay ofVenice), whose silverywaters often lie like animmense mirror beneaththe rays of the settingsun, and when dottedwith vessels and steam-ers, presents a sceneworthy the pencil of anartist. Salmon troutabound in its waters, andare often taken by trol-ling, weighing from fiveto twenty-five pounds each

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The Falls of Minnehaha, Minn.—page 90 One person not infre-quently captures from one to twenty fish per day,in the season. There are a number of streams inthe vicinity, where the speckled beauties are await-ing the fly of the angler. Marquette has a population of about 8,000. It islighted with gas, and is supplied with water fromthe cool, crystal lake by the Holly water system. To the invalid or tourist, needing a few weeksrecreation, we-recommend them by all means toseek the pure air and splendid climate in andaround the fair city of Marquette. Sailing over thebroad, clear waters of Lake Superior, trolling forthe large thirty-pound lake fish, beating the moun-tain streams for speckled trout, visiting the rollingmills, furnaces, mines, and other objects of interest,will serve to pass away several weeks in an amusingand profitable manner. The hotels here are wellkept, very comfortable and charges reasonable. We quote from the Mining Journal: Thepeople of Marquette are remarkably well

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Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
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Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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ral smallerones, and the Rock River University, a popular andgrowing college, with a full corps of thoroughlyeducated professors. The business portion of thecity is built on the sides of hills sloping towardsthe river, with the residence portion on the higherhills beyond. It is one of the most sightly andenterprising cities in the West, and bids fair toattain very large proportions. Col. John Dement,who made a national reputation in the BlackHawk War,* still has his home here. In the vicinity of Dixon are many attractive re-sorts and much picturesque scenery, a portion ofwhich we illustrate. A small steamer runs betweenDixon and Grand De Tour, 12 miles, and passesen route many islands and picturesque points ofinterest. Visitors to Dixon will be amply paid bytaking a trip on the river and spending severaldays in its vicinity. The river provides amplefishing grounds, and the fisherman will be abun-dantly repaid by angling in its waters. Gameabounds, the golden plover, upland plover, the

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Dixon, III.—On the Rock River. machine shops with 16 men, Bennett, Thompson &Funks mill with 12 men, Baker & Underwood 42men, a flax and bagging factory 90 men, The GrandDe Tour Plow Works 70 men, Vann & Meanscarriage factory, 15 men, Adams & Davis 20 men, awoolen mill 10 men, a wind mill and pump shop 12men, and Orvis & Co. plow works 75 men. Over0,000 are here invested in manufacturing estab-lishments, operating over 500 men, and paying out inwages over ,000 monthly. Yet with all of thesefactories in active operation, less than one-sixth ofthe water power is used. Large quantities of lime ofa superior quality is made here. The city is wellsupplied with hotels, of which the following are thebest—The Nachusa House, by Major Cheney, for150 guests: The Railroad House, by Person Cheney,with rooms for 100 guests, and a dining room thatcan seat 300 passengers at the dining tables that areso largely patronized by the through passengers ofthe great California ronorthwestillustr1876chic

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