Discover Lincoln Park's Hidden History
Before Lincoln Park cemented its trendy reputation, plenty of odd and unruly history managed to settle into its foundation.
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A Viking ship, mob henchmen and ladies of the evening all took up residence in the same part of town where Dwight L. Moody went from selling soles to saving souls. Thanks to a Confederate ferryboat crewman, many of Lincoln’s personal effects belong to the neighborhood named after him. Patrick Butler uncovers Lincoln Park’s forgotten contributions to Chicago’s heritage, from the “Pleasure Wheel” on Navy Pier to the city’s cycling craze.
Patrick Butler is a lifelong Chicagoan who has covered the North Side for over four decades, most of them as a reporter for the Lerner newspapers. He currently writes for Inside Publications Booster, News-Star and Skyline, which cover Lincoln Park and the Near North Side.
Other books by Pat Butler are Hidden History of Uptown and Edgwater, and Hidden History of Ravenswood and Lakeview