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Did You Know?

The old Water Pumping Station was saved from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 by a group of men who wet down several canvas ship sails and covered the building with them to blunt the fire's effect. The Pumping Station and the Water Tower across the street were 2 of the few structures in the path of the fire which survived.

A water bottle and tripod serve as stand-ins as Michael emulates Daniel Chester French's statue "the Republic," which stands on the location of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair administration building.

Brain Snacks

A smattering of snacks--have a bite!

  • A Brainsnack Annotated Bibliography
    Many of our favorite Chicago books, annotated with book info and our own descriptions. Click on book covers to purchase them at Amazon.com, and we'll get credit!
  • Get the Book!
    The publisher has been saying that Michael's book Hollywood on Lake Michigan, 2d. edition, should be available soon...
  • Pictorial Chicago
    Visit Brainsnack.net's Chicago photo album for more than 1400 sights throughout the city. Download photos for your wallpaper, or register and send an e-card!

 

 

     
               

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