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August 29th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Historic Chicago events, 1847-1996


During the years that ... [Chicago Tribune] has been covering it, Chicago has repeatedly re-invented itself, reshaping to fit the times and prepare for the future. The city that started as a fur trading post with the local Indian tribes and survived the Chicago Fire in 1871 thrives today as a major transportation hub, agri-business capital and pharmaceutical manufacturer and a center of architecture and jazz and blues.

These are the Chicago Days that shaped that history, collected in 1997 as the Tribune was celebrating its 150th anniversary. Tribune writers had the rare journalistic luxury of time to journey through the newspaper's back issues and add perspective to the stories first told in those pages. ...

Copyright 2008, Chicago Tribune

August 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Chicago Firemen 1910-1971

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Sleeping quarters, Company 53, 1905.

Chicago firemen, December 1910.

The last horse-drawn run for Engine Company 11 on Feb. 4, 1923.

An unidentified Chicago Fire Department company from 1925.

Members of Engine Company 4 ran with a hose during a drill to see how fast they could get from their sleeping quarters to the street in April 1928.

Engine House 97, Burley Street, Sept. 9, 1929.

Chicago's fireboat, the Fred Busse, hurling thousands of gallons of water skyward in a water demonstration in June 1938.

This truck from 1947 was modified to combine the ladder section from an old horse-drawn wagon. On the truck is driver George Johnson and tillerman William Bendel.

In February 1939, Chicago firefighters battled a blaze at Brownell Elementary School on Perry Avenue.

Members of Engine Company 11 spent New Year's Eve 1937 in the station on East Austin Avenue playing checkers.

A group of firemen sat in on a city hearing in December 1948, hoping for passage of a proposed budget that would increase their pay.

Chicago firefighter Edward Datz bunked close to his turnout gear in this scene from 1940.

Chicago firefighters demonstrated in 1938 how quickly they could don their gear when the alarm sounds in the middle of the night.

Chicago firefighters demonstrated in 1938 how they got to their trucks from the station's sleeping quarters.

Rookie firefighters at a training school on Vernon Park Place in 1955 pose on ladders and fire escapes for a class photo.

Rookie firefighter Raymond Zielazny was caught by classmates at a training session in 1956.

Battalion Chief James Furlong demonstrates how to hook up a pressure line to a fire hydrant in 1947.

A ladder truck pulls out of the firehouse on North Damen Avenue, March 1955.

Chicago's snorkel trucks aided in the battle of a blaze on Milwaukee Avenue, February 1961.

Firefighters in May 1975 demonstrated a "water curtain" they could use to protect colleagues moving through corridors of a burning building.

This woman, assisted down a ladder by a Chicago firefighter, was fortunate to escape the deadly LaSalle Hotel Fire in June 1946 that claimed 61 lives.

Sixth Division Chief Edward Newell takes in some oxygen before returning to a fire in the Flatiron Building on Milwaukee Avenue in May 1957.

These firefighters posed for a Tribune photographer at Ravenswood Hospital in March 1944 after they were injured battling a school fire.

Pat, the mascot for Station No. 1 in 1947, was trained to jump on Michael Miller's truck when ever the fire bell sounded.

Minnie II, Engine Company 14's mascot in 1938, showed she could scurry down a poll just as fast as her firefighting friends.

Capt. Louis Miehel of Engine No. 13, left, and Capt. Harry Wheldon of Squad No. 1 congratulated each other in 1957 for the Christmas decorating of the Dearborn Street fire station.

A firefighter was silhouetted against an evening sky during the battle of storage building fire on Roosevelt Road in July 1971.

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are from Chicago Tribune Archives; Captions are also from Chicago Tribune

August 29th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Old Comiskey: A South Side shrine 1912-1990

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The White Sox lost 2-0 to the St. Louis Browns before 24,000 fans in the first game of what was then White Sox Park in 1912. A year later, team owner Charles Comiskey changed the park name.

An undated view from the lower deck stands at Comiskey between Sections G and F.

Ed Cicotte passes a baseball to his daughter, Virginia June, at Military Day at Comiskey Park, Aug. 23, 1917. It was Cicotte who let gamblers know the fix was in during Game 1 of the 1919 World Series when he hit the first batter he faced. Cicotte won 29 games during the regular season that year, but lost both Games 1 and 4 in the Series. He once explained he went along with the conspiracy to get enough money for security for his family. "I did it for the kiddies," he said.

Fans mull outside of Comiskey on the opening day of the 1954 season.

Baseball dignitaries were in attendance at Comiskey for the first all-star game, held in 1933 as part of Chicago's Century of Progress World's Fair. Seated from left are, Yankees manager Joe McCarthy, Yankees owner Jake Ruppert, Philadelphia A's owner Tom Shibe and American League president Will Harridge.

An unidentified game at Comiskey in 1928.

Just a kid at heart, Babe Ruth plays with a balloon in the Comiskey Park outfield in the late '20s.

Fans line up outside of the box office on Opening Day 1958.

Opening Day of the 1966 season drew 28,175 fans to see the Sox beat the California Angels 3-2 in the 14th inning.

White Sox owner Bill Veeck chats with slugger Ted Kluszewski, left, and pitcher Early Wynn in this 1959 photo.

A fish-eye view of Comiskey Park on Opening Day 1988.

Bubba Phillips, left, and Minnie Minoso tried to keep their ears warm on a crisp April day at Comiskey in 1957.

Yankee slugger Roger Maris was five home runs from breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 when he stepped to the plate in this panoramic view of Comiskey on Sept. 12, 1961.

The Comiskey bleachers filled fast and fans got creative with seating during a game against the Twins in 1973.

Chet Lemon (44) runs for the dugout after scoring the winning run against the Boston Red Sox on OpeningDay in 1978. Lemon scored from first base on a bloop single to center. A record crowd of 50,754 was on hand.

An anti-disco promotion at Comiskey Park between games of a double-header in 1979 drew thousands of teens, who poured onto the field between games. Damage done during the demonstration forced the Sox to forfeit the second game.

The starting line-up for Opening Day 1969 included hostesses and "usherettes" known as the Soxettes. They included Rose Symons, left, Lisa Gillis, Cathy Shafer, Evelyn Marshall, Norma Ballo, Carol Vesely, Sheryl Reddish, Mallie Terry and Gloria Bell.

White Sox players take the field wearing sombreros for "Salute to Mexico" Day at Comiskey in June 1976

White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk reaches out to fans following the last game at the old Comiskey Park on Sept. 30, 1990.

The last fireworks display at old Comiskey on Sept. 29, 1990.

With the remains of old Comiskey in the background, a fan leaves an auction at the new park with two seats from the old stadium he bought for $50 each.

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are from Chicago Tribune Archives; Captions are also from Chicago Tribune

August 29th, 2008, 06:41 PM
In photo #21 the chairs look like giant insects. :cool:

August 29th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Or perhaps a spider? :)

August 31st, 2008, 01:25 PM

August 31st, 2008, 02:14 PM
Love my hometown, but Wrigley is better, since I live in walking distance of it :), comiskey is for sox lovers, and cub lovers =/= sox lovers