In the past I have not highlighted the addition of new Chicago history links, but I have received a couple emails asking me to notify readers when resources are posted. So, for today:
Chicago “L”: While not affiliated with the CTA, the site is loaded with information both past and present. The “History & Chronologies” is of particular interest.
The Labor Trail: An interactive site produced by The Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies (CCWCS) chronicling the struggle of Chicago’s working class and their impact on labor history. There is lots to explore here, including videos and audio lectures.
USA Urban History: Chicago: Extensive University of Kansas-maintained directory of resources relating to the city's history between 1803 and 1996.
The Chicago Tunnel Company Railroad Home Page: (I really love this site!) “The Illinois Tunnel Company ( later known as the Chicago Tunnel Company) started operating trains through the freight tunnels in 1906. The small four wheel electric locomotives hauled pony freight cars between stores, office buildings, post office facilities, warehouses, factories, and railroad stations. The tiny cars carried packages, goods, mail, food, coal, cinders, and occasionally people!” Remember the 1992 Loop flood…?
In The News: Chicago Sun-Times (December 30, 2007)"Rescuing Chicago: Bound for the landfill, old photographs found a savior in David R. Phillips" by Kevin Nance
COMING SOON: In the works is a companion site to this Chicago history journal titled, "Chicago History for Kids." I've noted quite a few good history websites and books aimed at encouraging the study of Chicago history in children, but instead of including them on this blog I have decided to give it its own special home.