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Entrance to Forest Home
Entrance to Forest Home
TitleEntrance to Forest Home
DescriptionFrom text: "This cemetery is situated between West Madison and West Twelfth Sts., about four and one half miles west of the present City Limits, and embraces the most beautiful part of the once celebrated Haase's Park, comprising nearly one hundred acres of land. These grounds have gained a wide reputation for the beauty of their natural scenery; in fact their equal in that respect can not be found around Chicago. No spot could be more advantageously situated than the location of Forest Home, it being fifty-six feet above the level of Lake Michigan and the crown of the water-shed between the Atlantic and the Gulf. The water running from the roof of a house on the grounds on one side finds the St. Lawrence, while the drops that fall on the opposite side go to the Mississippi."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameForest Home Cemetery (Forest Park, Ill.)
Coverage-SpatialForest Park (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the Garden city. Its magnificent parks, boulevards and cemeteries. Together with other descriptive views and sketches
Author of the BookSimon, Andreas
CollectionPicture Chicago
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