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Historical Map: Birds-Eye View of Chicago, 1908

Courtesy of the always amazing Big Map Blog (you really should follow them on Tumblr and Twitter), here’s an incredible birds-eye view of Chicago and its elevated railways from 1908. More than anything, I love the minute attention to detail on this - smoke curls from factory chimneys, almost every tree in the city’s parks seems to be present. Of particular note is the spur line out to Union Stock Yards, the self-proclaimed “butchery capital of the world”. So many worked at the yards that this line was an absolute necessity to move them in and out.

Our rating: Incredible attention to detail combined with a breathtaking viewpoint make this compelling. 5 stars!

5 Stars!

(Source: Big Map Blog)

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    Details, everything is about details.
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    We have lot more trains now, but how many more parks??
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    Parks and Boulevards