Monday, April 15, 2013

Clear-Ridge Historical Society Planning Bus Tour of Garfield Ridge Sites of Interest

CRHS President Rob Bitunjac at the 2012 bus tour
Leaders of the Clear-Ridge Historical Society will host “An Historical Tour of Garfield Ridge” at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

The three-hour bus tour is designed to offer a wealth of information on the people and events that helped make Garfield Ridge the unique and interesting place it is.

Some of the highlights may include 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.

Bus tour tickets are on sale for $15 each ($10 for CRHS members).

The tour will start at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, 4800 South Harlem.

To sign up for the tour, drop off or mail payment to Midway Jewelers, 5635 West 63rd Street, or call Rob Bitunjac at (773) 507-3108. Make checks payable to: Clear-Ridge Historical Society.

This popular tour was sold out last year, so purchase your tickets soon.

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