Monthly Archives: June 2015

Submarines on the Chicago Sanitary Canal

When I was in high school, boys said they took their girl to watch submarine races, meaning they went “necking”. After you read this you may wonder if this is how that old saying got started. Today I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Lemont Waterways – Admiral Dewey and the Battle of the Ship Canal

  I promised you a story about the opening of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The truth is, not everyone was in favor of the canal. St. Louis filed a lawsuit in 1899 to prevent the opening, fearing it … Continue reading

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