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Honorary Chicago Guidebook : The Who, Where, and Why of Chicago's Brown Honorary Street Signs

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The Honorary Chicago Guidebook is the who, where, and why of Chicago's brown honorary street signs. For the first time there is a guide to the mysterious and uncharted world of Chicago's honorary streets. This book takes you on a tour of the signs you are most likely to encounter in the City of Chicago. These are honorary streets not official street names and cannot be found on any map - until now. Learn the inspiring and amusing stories behind the signs and get to know the famous and the obscure people who made Chicago great! What is a WOOGM and why is there a Chicago alley named for it? Why was June 28, 2013 Chaka Khan Day in Chicago? Who is Abraham Lincoln Marovitz? Honorary Chicago brings insights into the biographies, and the historic and local context that only a Chicagoan can provide. The honorary street signs represent the heroes among us - hidden in plain view. Their names are remembered but their stories have been forgotten. Honorary Chicago reveals the slice of life stories of everyday people from all walks of life and across the globe who made their lives in Chicago and made their mark on history in their communities and on the world. Discover Chicago for the first time or have an adventure in your own back yard. This book is for the historian, trivia buff, and storyteller in all of us. Enjoy!
Edition: Large Print
Number of Pages: 230.0
Genre: Travel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: Linda Zabors
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2015
TCIN: 50850229
UPC: 9781519357809
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0341

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