The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook

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With over two hundred neighborhoods divided into seventy-seven community areas, Chicago offers a dazzling and daunting challenge to ambitious tourists and lifelong citizens. Did you know that Humboldt Park isn't even in Humboldt Park or that three mayors not named Daley have also hailed from Bridgeport? Confused about the exact boundaries of West Elsdon or curious about the origins of the famous Second City Theater? In a handbook that is both an entertaining adventure and a methodical survey, Mary Zangs tackles all seventy-seven communities, providing maps, points of interest and locals' perspectives for the many places Chicagoans call home.
ISBN: 9781626196124
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Images: 79
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 7 (h)
Mary was a registered nurse for forty-five years. Upon retirement, her love for the city of Chicago prompted her to explore its communities. She has previously published "The History of Terminal Island" for the San Pedro, CA historical society. She lives in Chicago with her husband Jim. Her daughter Shannon, who developed all of the maps included in this book, also resides in Chicago. Mary has another daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Matthew.