|If you are a history buff like I am, and you enjoy learning about times past, then you will love "Chicagology", the brainchild of webmaster Terry Gregory. Chicagology is, in the webmaster's words, "home to the largest online collection of early Chicago history images available!", and the site presents some of the best historical pictures, woodcarvings, and articles I've seen anywhere.|| |
|Mr. Gregory has assembled a wide selection of public domain images of Chicago in the mid 1800's, of the Great Fire of 1871 (remember Mrs. O'Leary's cow?), The Chicago World's Fair of 1893, the huge Sears & Roebuck collection, and various other interesting pictorial galleries.|
In addition, there is a great collection of articles on such historic Chicago events as the Eastland steamship sinking, the "absolutely fireproof" Iroquois Theatre fire (which killed many people in a matter of 15 minutes), fast facts about "Notorious Chicago", the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, & the nation's first serial killer, as well as 1909 Chicago Facts which names the city as "the greatest hog & cattle market in the world!", Fire and Ward maps are also included on this very informative site.
"Chicagology" is also very well-designed with great navigation, an eye-pleasing color scheme, great use of historical images and pictures which grab the visitor's interest right away, and fast-loading pages which are each a joy to view. I highly recommend this educational web site to anyone interested in learning more about early Chicago, as well as having a better understanding of one of our nation's most important cities!"