Goose Island was a small clay island in the 1840s at the confluence of the North and South branches. Its namesake, the island we know today, is the result of an excavation for making brick in 1857.
December 23 at 9:42 PM
Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum was first introduced during the 1893 World Fair.
December 15 at 5:05 AM
Chicago's Gustavus Swift, a meat packer, was the first in the world to successfully make a refrigerated railroad car in 1878.
December 11 at 1:36 PM
Debris from the Chicago Fire in 1871 was used to extend the lake front
December 1 at 12:38 AM
The assembly line of Henry Ford's model T was inspired by the disassembly line of the Chicago pork packers.
November 30 at 3:02 PM
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