Tag: personal story

By Kay McSpadden Tom Nall has led a conventional life, but he’s a very unconventional person.  He’s been a cowboy and is past president of the James-Younger Gang.  Currently he’s famous around the Historical Society as a hobo.  In his conventional role, he’s a retired history teacher, having taught for twenty-eight years at St. Viator […]

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Emma Lazarus would be proud. In the latest installment of our LIVING HISTORY Series, the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society hosted speaker Bena Shklyanoy at the Budlong Woods Branch Library on Monday evening February 26, 2018. Bena could be the personification of “the huddled masses” who left Europe for America over the past two centuries. […]

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Julia Bachrach, author, lecturer and former Chicago Park District historian, addressed an audience at the Indian Boundary Park field house on Monday evening, May 8th on the topic of honoring women who were important in Chicago’s history by naming Chicago parks and beaches in their memory. The well-attended event was held in the recently-restored Tudor […]

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