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Videos tagged 'did u know'

Did U Know? Navy Pier

Posted on January 28, 2014

From its early years as a military installation to its status today as a tourist attraction, Chris DeRose explores the rich history of Chicago's famous Navy Pier.

Did U Know? Driehaus Museum

Posted on January 22, 2014

Preserving Gilded Age extravagance, the Driehaus Museum is a mansion turned museum that immerses visitors in the art and architecture of a bygone era.

Did U Know? Rouse Simmons

Posted on December 17, 2013

Chris DeRose unearths the little-known Christmas tragedy of the Rouse Simmons, a ship struck down in a storm en route to Chicago with a shipment of Christmas trees.

Did U Know? The Gaylord Building

Posted on November 26, 2013

At one time instrumental along the Illinois & Michigan Canal, The Gaylord Building in Lockport today serves as a museum containing relics and facts of Illinois’ past.

Did U Know? Joliet, IL

Posted on November 12, 2013

Route 66 and Lincoln Highway meet in only one place: Joliet, IL. Chris DeRose explores this Chicago suburb considered by many as the crossroads of mid America.

Did U Know? Resurrection Mary

Posted on October 29, 2013

With Halloween right around the corner, Chris DeRose digs up the history on one of Chicago’s most frightening ghost stories: Resurrection Mary.

Did U Know? Wacker Drive

Posted on October 22, 2013

A plan hatched in the early 20th century for clearing Chicago’s downtown congestion, Wacker Drive is today one of the city’s most iconic features.

Did U Know? Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable

Posted on October 15, 2013

An American pioneer born in Haiti, Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable was the first settler along the Chicago River and is today considered the founder of Chicago.

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