February 10, 2008
Chicago History from the Blogosphere
Lady with a Purpose: Lucy Parsons
Scandalous Women (one of my favorite blogs) features Lucy Parsons: An American Revolutionary. Parsons was an early activist, a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World and widow of executed “Haymarket 8” figure, Albert Parsons.
Taking Aim at Chicago's History: The Lincoln Park Traps
Marty Weil has an informative article on The Lincoln Park Traps on his ephemera: exploring the world of old paper blog. The Traps was a shooting club that appeared on the Chicago lakeshore at the turn of the century. Interesting piece of the Chicago history puzzle. Thanks for alerting me to the article, Marty.
A Library from the Ashes
A recent email from the Sandusky Library alerted me to an interesting footnote in Chicago history on their blog, Sandusky History. In 1922 the book collection of Ohio lawyer and Judge Ebenezer Lane was donated to the University of Chicago by his grandchildren, the third Ebenezer Lane and Fanny Griswold Lane. Read Judge Ebenezer Lane: the “Walking Library” and find out why.