Welcome to my latest attempt to get you scratching your head!
(Just don’t go overboard like I did.)
Chicago has had more than it’s share of unique – even kooky – events, happenings, innovations, and legends.
At the risk of treating you like you’re back in school, I have prepared a True-False quiz that I hope tickles your knowledge of Chicago history and your ability to judge if somebody is putting you on. So here we go:
1. Chicago once had the largest cable car system the world had ever seen. True or False
2. Elephants stopped traffic on Chicago Avenue every morning for ten days each spring by strolling from the old Armory a block east of Michigan to the Medinah Temple at 600 N. Wabash. True or False
3. A strip of motels and hotels flourished on Chicago’s lakefront in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a major post war tourist magnet. Bearing such exotic names as the Edgewater Beach Hotel, Lake Tower Motel, The Tropicana, The Tides, Holiday Lodge, The Sands and 50th on the Lake, this great lineup was sometimes referrred to as “The Miami of Canada.” True or False
4. The Excalibur nightclub is the former home of the Chicago Historical Society. True or False
5. Over a hundred people have committed suicide from”high bridge” in Lincoln Park, later known as “suicide bridge” which was eventually demolished. True or False
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Send your answers in a “comment” and I’ll reveal the solutions in a couple of weeks. (. . . . and remember, if you don’t know the answer give it a shot anyway. It’s true or false, so it’s 50-50 you’ll be right.)