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Chicago's Shipwreck, Liquor, and Movies

Learn about the S.S. Eastland tragedy via a suburban Chicago speakeasy and film

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Chicago's Shipwreck, Liquor, and Movies
Chicago's Shipwreck, Liquor, and Movies

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Apr 18, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM

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Ride Chicago's commuter train to the unique house of a cigar maker and "blind pig" owner who lost family in the S.S. Eastland disaster, a shipwreck that killed 800 passengers before it ever left the Chicago River.

You'll also learn about Hawthorne Works, a factory complex of the Western Electric Company in Cicero, Illinois, and you'll see recently unearthed films depicting the Eastland tragedy.

Read more about this free virtual walking tour, offered by Chicago Movie Tours.


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