Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rogers Park, Images of America

I'm sure that many readers of Rogers Park in 1,000 Words have seen the book Images of America, Rogers Park for sale in Walgreens on Clark Street. In fact, it often sells out a few days after being restocked.

For those who would like more information about Images of America, Rogers Park, or would like to purchase the often sold out Images of America, Rogers Park, here is your chance.

Rogers ParkAuthor(s): Jacque Day Archer, Jamie Wirsbinski Santoro
ISBN: 0738541397
# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On Sale Date: 01/15/2007

Book Description:
Rogers Park bears the name of Philip McGregor Rogers, an intrepid and enterprising Irish immigrant who purchased the first tract of land in the area in the 1830s, a time when it was prairie and woodland, populated by Native Americans and white birch trees. As the federal government forced the Native Americans west, European immigrants arrived in greater numbers, forming a community of woodcutters and farmers. The Great Chicago Fire ushered in an era of economic development, and in 1878, Rogers Park incorporated as a village. In 1893, the town was annexed to Chicago, becoming the city’s northernmost neighborhood along Lake Michigan. During the Roaring Twenties, Howard Street’s grand theaters, jumping nightclubs, and glitzy fashion shops drew adventure seekers by the thousands. The onset of the Depression saw the rise of an art deco skyscraper housing Mundelein College for women. In the coming decades, local movers and shakers made great strides in social justice and racial equality. Today Rogers Park is one of the most ethnically and socially diverse neighborhoods in the country.

Author Bio:
Jacque Day Archer is a producer, journalist, editor, award-winning writer, and current resident of Rogers Park. She is museum director for the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. Jamie Wirsbinski Santoro is a social and cultural ethnographer and award-winning writer. She has lived in Rogers Park for more than two decades.

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Al Iverson said...

My girlfriend bought me that book in it!

Bill Morton said...

Those were the days.

There are few places left that were mentioned in the book.

Being a big fan of Rogers Park history, this is one of my favorites.