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Synopsis: 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 , 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.
About the Author: 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.
Title: Roadside History of Illinois (Roadside ...
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Compan
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Mountain Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_210618104
Book Description Mountain Press Publishing Company, U.S.A., 2015. Soft cover. Condition: Fine To As New. pages are clean, crisp. binding is tight. no or very slight spine creasing. no or very slight shelving rub to cover edges. No Names, No stamps, No Markin. Seller Inventory # BR62194t
Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780878425990
Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780878425990
Book Description Mountain Press Publishing Company 5/15/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Roadside History of Illinois. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780878425990
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Book Description Mountain Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0878425993
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Book Description Mountain Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0878425993 Minor shelf wear. Seller Inventory # Z0878425993Z2
Book Description Mountain Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0878425993 Little wear on the cover. Seller Inventory # Z0878425993Z2