Thanks, Chicago History Journal!


Sharon Williams, who runs the Chicago History Journal, mentioned this site on her blog today! I’ve added her site to the “Links” list, if you want to check it out.

Here’s her excerpt:

“There’s a new blog on the Century of Progress Exhibition, but with a wonderful twist. While “snooping through a closet at my grandmother’s house” about 10 years ago, Kelly Cook found a treasure. It was an almost daily account, written by a family friend, of her then 12-year old grandmother’s journey from a small town in South Dakota and her visit to the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair. The letters are charming and filled with detail. You’ll enjoy Chicago 1934: A Trip to the Fair. Love them primary resources!”

We also have a link on her list of links, under “Century of Progress”. Thanks, Sharon!

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One Response to “Thanks, Chicago History Journal!”

  1. Kristan Says:

    That’s cool and should lure in a few extras. I haven’t read all the letters yet, but all kinds of good reading so far. It’s a lot more fun to study the past with a first hand account like this to take you through. There’s obviously more to it than just the simple story of grandma’s trip from White River to Chicago. I have all of Grandpa Vos’ old letters from when he was in the army during WWII. Have always wanted to do something like this with them.

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