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Navy Pier first opened as Municipal Pier in 1916. It was renamed Navy Pier at the same time Soldier Field was dedicated to war vets, 1925. It was also used as a staging area for naval training during World War II. Over 200 Navy fighter planes litter the bottom of the lake a few miles off the end of it, where scores of fledgling navy pilots flunked their “landing on a fake aircraft carrier deck” final exam.

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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