Roadside History of Illinois - 9780878425990

Un libro in lingua di Stan Banash Brown Dee (INT) edito da Mountain Pr, 2013

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Did you know that Illinois is home to the first Baha'i Temple built in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the first McDonald's? Author Banash, a native of Illinois with a degree in urban studies, describes these sites and more, including commemorative and historical sites and sites of technological, medical, and agricultural innovations. With five sections on different regions, plus two sections devoted to Chicago's neighborhoods and greater Chicagoland, the book is organized along roadways, from major interstate highways to country roads, noting historical links between modern roads and Indian trails, wagon trails, and railroad lines. Most sites are illustrated with b&w historical and contemporary drawings and photos, and each regional section opens with a b&w map. The book also includes a chronology from ancient times to the present, a fact table, lyrics of the state song, and a list of firsts in the state. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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