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Previous: Beer 1830-1855 1855 brought to a head years of strife over the question of Sunday drinking. Sunday drinking had been forbidden by several widely ignored laws. Whiskey drinkers, usually American born, could buy their tipple on another day and drink in the privacy of their homes. Immigrants, Germans-in particular, favored beer and often didn’t see the harm in Sunday drinking. At the … (more)
From DuSable’s dairy to the Chicago Bulls, cows have long been associated with Chicago. Humans use cattle for three main purposes: oxen for drawing loads, for milk, and for meat and hides. Oxen are slow and require a lot of grass and hay. They were soon replaced in the Chicago transportation business by faster and more efficient horses. However, in 1872 a number of cattle on their way t… (more)
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ChicagoTimelineLibrarian Sep 04, 2013
Published between 1884-86, this illustrated work is an oral history celebrating Chicago's early history and pioneers. Although comprehensive, its balance and reliability may be questioned because it was also a commercial enterprise (people paid for their biographies to be published).