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Bion J. Arnold
From text: "Following the recommendation of the Committee on Local Transportation, the City Council, on the 26th of May, 1902, authorized the Mayor and City Comptroller to execute a contract with Bion...
Walter L. Fisher
From text: " … and Walter L. Fisher, special traction counsel, who reduced to concrete form the suggestions of former years and in conjunction with Mayor Dunne and the Local Transportation Committee...
Michigan Boulevard before widening
Street scenes; Traffic congestion
Caption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
Chicago and Northwestern terminal
Caption: "Passenger Terminal, Chicago Chicago and North Western Railway"
Michigan Southern R. R. Depot
From text: "The Michigan Southern, and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific trains start from the same depot on Van Buren, opposite LaSalle street."
First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad
Caption: "The first depot of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Company (now Chicago & Northwestern Railway). This depot stood at the southwest corner of North Canal and West Kinzie streets. It was built...
Terminal of Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
Caption: "Passenger terminal of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, completed in 1911. Courtesy of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway." From text: "In the annual report for the year ending June 30th, 1907,...
I & M Canal lock
Canals; Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Caption: "Canal lock on Illinois-Michigan Canal"
River gateway to canal
Natural stone canal banks
Caption: "Natural stone banks through the 'rock cut'"
Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
Alcoholism--Treatment; Railroad stations
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes...
Railroad crossing bells
Caption: "Hall Signal Co." From text: "The Hall Signal Co. of 50 Broadway, New York, and 340 The Rookery, Chicago, are manufacturers of all kinds of Electric and Mechanical Signaling apparatus for railroads....
Carter H. Harrison
Carter H. Harrison Jr., was the 30th mayor of Chicago and held office from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
Edwin Burritt Smith
From text: "The City was fortunate in its choice of attorneys to represent it in the litigation. Edgar B. Tolman, Corporation Counsel, was a lawyer of marked ability. Associated with him as special traction...
Edward F. Dunne
From text: "Then came the Mayoralty campaign of 1905. An open letter to the people of Chicago by Judge Tuley practically made Edward F. Dunne the nominee of the Democratic party on a no-franchise Immediate...
Illinois Central entrance to Chicago
Railroads; Stadiums; Galleries & museums; Aquariums; Parks
Caption: "Illinois Central Entrance to the Heart of Chicago; Soldier Field, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium in the foreground". From text: "Central Station, on the Boulevard System, has an incomparable...
Piers & wharves; Amusement piers
From text: "The Navy Pier, an immense and impressive structure of concrete, steel and glass, nearly 300 feet wide, extends from the foot of Grand Avenue, 3,000 feet into Lake Michigan, at Chicago's harbor...
Comiskey and White Sox spring training train
Caption: "Charles A. Comiskey has the distinction of being the first club-owner to use special trains to carry his players across the country. In this wintry picture, "Commy" is shown standing in the snow...
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