Nearly 40 years after Chinatown's only public park was demolished to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway, the South Side neighborhood celebrated the dedication of a new five-acre jewel on the Chicago River in 1999 - Ping Tom Memorial Park. With a new pagoda-styled pavilion, this riverfront park has become a community center.
The Chicago Athenaeum's International Sculpture Park is situated on 20 acres of meadow, forest, and natural prairie and is located one hour from downtown Chicago and five minutes from the Museum's new satellite facility in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Lincoln Racecourse is a former horse racing venue to the west of the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. It was the original location of the Lincoln Handicap. The course closed in 1965 and the race relocated to Doncaster Racecourse.
The course was located west of the City of Lincoln. The A57 main road passed between the course and the grandstand. During race meetings, this w...
The Chicago Motor Speedway at Sportsman's Park located in Cicero, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, was built in 1999 by a group including Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. In 2002 the 1.029-mile (1.656 km) oval shaped track suspended operations due to financial conditions in the motorsports industry. The track was also the site of horse races, when the track was called "Sportsm...
Here was Gutzon Borglums parents born and lived until they immigrated to the USA in the mid 1850th.
Gutzon is famous for have created the Mount Rushmore figures of the 4 presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Rosevelt wich began on in 1916.
He also created the bust of Lincoln on the Lincoln Mausoleum in Springfield, Illinois.
The International Amphitheatre was an indoor arena, located in Chicago, Illinois, between 1934 and 1999.
The arena, which seated 9,000, was the first home of the Chicago Packers of the NBA during 1961-62, before changing their name to the Chicago Zephyrs and moving to the Chicago Coliseum for their second season. It was also the home of the Chicago Bulls during their inaugural...
Image overlay of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park. Includes information on the only surviving building from the 1893 Exposition: the modern-day Museum of Science and Industry.
Map of 1893 Chicago World's Fair overlay. Shows location of original buildings relative to today's park, including the science museum (only original structure remaining). World's fair regaining attention because of best selling book, "Devil in the White City".