The Southwest Chicago Post tagged along for the first 25 minutes or so of a three-hour tour of Garfield Ridge hosted recently by the Clear-Ridge Historical Society.
Video highlights are posted on the Southwest Chicago Post's channel on YouTube:
The tour offered a wealth of information on the people and events that helped make Garfield Ridge the unique and interesting place it is.
Discussed and/or viewed were the Chicago Portage, remnants of Mud Lake, Long John Wentworth's "Summit" farm at Archer and Neva, a church that was a key part of Garfield Ridge's little-known Dutch heritage, remnants of the time when Garfield Ridge was a "gated" community, the quirky "house in the alley" and much more.
This was the first such tour presented by the group, and it was sold out.
More bus tours are planned, along with the group's regular meetings at the Clearing Branch Library.
Check out the group's page on Facebook for updates---as well as right here in the online pages of the Southwest Chicago Post.
Congratulations and thanks to the Clear-Ridge Historical Society for bringing history alive for all of us on the Southwest Side...
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