Roadside History of Illinois (Roadside History Series)

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Did you know that Chicago was named for a wild onion? Or that the only president born in Illinois was Ronald Reagan? Or that the Ferris Wheel, processed cheese, the game of softball, the fly swatter, and the automatic dishwasher were all invented by Illinoisans? You ll find these stories and hundreds more in Roadside History of Illinois, an entertaining and revealing tour of the Prairie State s historical places.

Native Illinoisan Stan Banash describes the state s diverse history as he guides readers along its highways and byways, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own (the Old Cumberland Road, the Trail of Tears, the Lincoln Highway, and U.S. Route 66, for examples). The engaging text is enhanced with 120 historical and modern photos, along with a map for each region. Old-timers, newcomers, and visitors alike will love this info-packed history.

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Stan Banash, a.k.a. Tex, was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Niles. He received his Bachelor of Philosophy degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1968 and his master s degree in urban studies from Roosevelt University in 1972. He has authored numerous feature articles and book reviews for a variety of national magazines and three books. Stan and his
wife, Laura, live on Chicago s far northwest side in a rustic, Old West style home landscaped with native plants
from the western plains.

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