Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Clear-Ridge Historical Society Plans Bus Tour of Clearing and its Industrial District

The Clear-Ridge Historical Society will host a bus tour of the Clearing area at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29.

Fasano Pie plant was at 65th and Melvina.
Tour stops will include the original Village of Clearing, the so-called "lost village" section, and remains of the Clearing Industrial District.

Tickets are $15 each ($10 for CRHS members). Payments can be dropped off at Midway Jewelers, 5635 West 63rd Street, or arrangements can be made by contacting the Society at

The Society's first bus tour, of historical sites in Garfield Ridge was sold out well in advance.

Video of the first part of that tour was shot and posted by the Southwest Chicago Post.

Continental Can factory before demolition
The Clear-Ridge Historical Society is a non-profit organization that formed in September of 2011 by the efforts of a small group of history-minded men and women for the purpose of preserving the history of the Garfield Ridge and Clearing neighborhoods and surrounding communities.

The Society holds programs every other month at the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 West 63rd Place, and maintains historical files at the library as well. Everyone is welcome to attend the Society's programs and view the files.

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