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Monday, November 24, 2014

The View from Grant Park in 1968

Chicago in 1968

A view of the city from South Columbus Drive and East Monroe Street in 1968, including an under-construction Chase Tower. This C. William Brubaker photo was posted on Flickr by UIC Digital Collections.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Chicago "L" Stop in 1958

The Damen/Congress L stop in 1958

The entrance to the Damen/Chicago "L" stop (now called the Medical District stop) in 1958, posted on Flickr by CTA Web.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chicago TV Channels in 1967

Chicago television channels in 1967

In 1967, Chicagoland TV viewers had their choice of eight channels -- posted on Flickr by Jim Ellwanger.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Riding the Chicago L in 1962

Passengers at the Chicago L stop, March 1962

When the Brown Line was still the Ravenswood -- posted on Flickr by CTA Web.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chicago in 1962

Chicago in 1962

The view from the Prudential Building in 1962 included an under-construction Marina City. Posted on Flickr by Mark Susina.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Cicero Avenue and Irving Park Road in 1968

Chicago's Cicero Avenue and Irving Park Road in 1968

The intersection of Cicero Avenue and Irving Park Road in 1968 (forming, with Milwaukee Avenue, the Six Corners intersection), posted on Flickr by David Wilson.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Congress Hotel and the Auditorium Building in 1966

Auditorium Building and Congress Hotel in 1966

A 1966 C. William Brubaker photo of the Congress Hotel and the Adler & Sullivan-designed Auditorium Building, posted on Flickr by UIC Digital Collections.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daley Plaza in 1970

1970 Anti-War Rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago

Daley Plaza on May 9, 1970, during an anti-war rally. Posted on Flickr by David Wilson.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stock Car Racing at Soldier Field in 1951

Stock car race at Soldier Field in 1951

"From 1935 and until June 9,1968, Soldier Field hosted midget auto races, demolition derbies and, for a number of years, weekly stock car racing," -- Stan Kalwasinski in Soldier Field History. The track was removed in 1970, more background here. Photo Joe and Jeanette Archie, via Flickr.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Van Buren and Dearborn in 1968

Van Buren and Dearborn in 1968

The intersection of Van Buren and Dearborn streets in 1968, following an insurance-scam explosion. Posted on Flickr by David Wilson.

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