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Videos tagged 'history'

Did U Know? Stephen A. Douglas

Posted on July 16, 2013

One of the most famous Illinois politicians of the 19th century, Stephen A. Douglas spearheaded sweeping U.S. legislation and was Abraham Lincoln’s rival.

Did U Know? Jewelers Building

Posted on December 11, 2012

Wrapped in a history involving gold, diamonds and gangsters, 35 E. Wacker—known as the Jewelers Building—is a Chicago skyscraper with a rich past.

Did U Know? The Flamingo

Posted on December 5, 2012

No, it’s not a monster bent on destroying the city—it’s a bird, a flamingo to be exact! Chris DeRose explains one of Alexander Calder’s most famous sculptures.

Studebaker Museum: An Inside Look

Posted on October 12, 2012

Take a trip through the history of the Studebaker in South Bend at the Studebaker National Museum!

Did U Know? I & M Canal

Posted on September 24, 2012

Chris DeRose takes a ride through history on the I & M Canal—or Illinois & Michigan Canal—a waterway crucial to the development of the Midwest.

Did U Know? The Chicago River

Posted on September 4, 2012

What do 17th century French explorers have to do with the Chicago River? Find out as Chris DeRose explores the rich history of Chicago’s downtown waterway.

Did U Know? Soldier Field

Posted on August 14, 2012

Is it Soldier Field, or Soldiers' Field? Chris DeRose tackles the history behind the famous home of the Chicago Bears in anticipation of football season’s arrival.

Did U Know? Monadnock Building

Posted on July 17, 2012

A triumph of old-fashioned architecture, Chris DeRose highlights the Monadnock building, a 16-story office building supported by 6-foot-thick walls around its base.

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