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History of the great Chicago lake tunnel

History of the great Chicago lake tunnel

the causes which led to its conception, the great undertaking, obstacles encountered, how the work was performed, launch of the crib, the new water works building, etc., together with sketches of the visits of several illustrious parties to the works, and a midnight train of cars beneath Lake Michigan, also the successful completion of the great enterprise.

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Published by Published by Jack Wing in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water-supply -- Illinois -- Chicago.,
  • Tunnels -- Illinois -- Chicago.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD225, ESL 466
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16495178M
    LC Control Number2008570292

    Children were sometimes hard to keep quiet or were unable to keep up with a group. How to dispose of waste while maintaining a fresh water supply became a defining question for Chicago's growth and development. Beyond, two miles out in the lake, is the Crib—the huge structure anchored there being the lake end of the tunnel through which the city is to draw is supply of water. Lindsleyc. World War I cut off immigration from Europe, which brought hundreds of thousands of southern blacks and whites into Northern cities to fill in the labor shortages. Loesch recognized the need to eliminate the glamor that Chicago's media typically attributed to criminals.

    These early wooden pipes proved so durable that decades later they were still occasionally dug up in the process of other work and were found to be intact. Beyond, two miles out in the lake, is the Crib—the huge structure anchored there being the lake end of the tunnel through which the city is to draw is supply of water. Supreme Court ruled in support of Chicago's use of the canal to promote commerce, but ordered the city to discontinue its use for sewage disposal. As the year dawned, no one could have envisioned what was to come or the impact that the year's events would have on the development of Chicago and on its long and arduous quest for pure water.

    According to advocates of the quilt theory, ten quilt patterns were used to direct slaves to take particular actions. The citizens were notably proud of their waterworks, and it is indisputable that the purity of its water supply was superior to that of the water available from private wells or from the river. The opening in January met with controversy and a lawsuit against Chicago's appropriation of water from Lake Michigan. Massive reconstruction using the newest materials and methods catapulted Chicago into its status as a city on par with New York and became the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States. Similarly, smoke from homes and industries contaminated winter ice and snow and gave the water obtained from that source a creosote taste. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc.


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