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Eye Can See You Now: Giant Indian on a Roof in Chicago
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Eye Can See You Now: Giant Indian on a Roof in Chicago

They were quick photos. Late at night. We were taking a day road trip around Chicagoland and this was one of the final stops. A giant Indian on the roof of an eye clinic. There were cops nearby and we didn't want to feed a meter. So we hopped out of the car, snapped a few shots, hopped back in and drove off...



This Indian Muffler Man wears prescription glasses (not ...
World’s Largest Radio Flyer Wagon in Elmwood Park, Illinois
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World’s Largest Radio Flyer Wagon in Elmwood Park, Illinois

Antonio Pasin built his first wooden wagon in 1917. They quickly became popular amongst his clients as he sold the toys around Chicagoland. In 1923, his company was officially born as "Liberty Coaster Company" and, to speed up production and offset costs, he began selling steel versions. In 1930 the company was renamed Radio Steel & Manufacturing and the wagons were renamed along. They would then and ...
Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Taste of Chicago
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Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Taste of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago is the biggest food festival in the city each year. If you ask, nine out of ten Chicagoans will tell you that the Taste of Chicago is horrible, expensive, crowded, not worth the time.* If you ask someone like me, that ninth kind of girl, you'll get someone who says yeah, it's expensive and crowded just like any other festival in the country, but, if you play it right, it's also a yearly ...

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