Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Chicago’s Past with Classic Tribune Articles
It is the case that Chicago can be mândre to commemorate the day today as one of the most important. It is also the day that marks the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl XXX to the Chicago Bears. It also celebrates the th year of the “Blizzard” which has brought record-breaking snowfalls and snowfalls to this eminent metropolis. To commemorate these historic moments The Vintage Chicago Tribune newsletter has paid tribute to previous issues of the significant events. Marianne Mather, co-curator of the Vintage Chicago Tribune newsletter presented a unique idea of the idea of revisiting winter outdoor events enjoyed over generations by Chicagoans. The research revealed stunning photos of the Tribune archives.
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The curling sport, which was first introduced in Chicago around the turn of the 20th century led to the creation of Chicago Curling Club and remains in existence to this day. A photograph from Washington Park illustrating this new found popularity, the caption that ran along with it included: “The man with the Broom is a crucial part in the game. He is responsible for clearing each minute obstruction from the route of the stone to make sure it’s in any of the scoring zones.” Also youngsters could be observed skating around the South Pond.
Since the beginning of time the start of skating season in Chicago’s Chicago Park District has been celebrated with enthusiasm. Such winter activities as skating around lagoons and ponds as well as formal ice rinks and even ski was adored by residents. The inaugural Chicago Ski Tournament took place at Soldier’s Field on February 2 the 2nd of February, which was particularly important. Eugene Wilson, a -year aged road worker with no job in Minnesota was awarded the win with his impressive -foot jump that marked the revival of ski jump competitions and the culture of skiing across the Midwest during the early s and s. To view pictures of this extraordinary occasion, please follow the hyperlink provided.
On the 1st of January this year, the Men’s Two Mile Silver Skates Title Race at Garfield Park reached its halfway point with four leading skaters–James De Swarte, Bill Carnduff, Al Perry and Chuck Edwards –as seen in the image accompanying the event. Although they were in the front of the pack None of them qualified for the race. Milwaukee’s Del Lamb won the event easily. He was promoted to levels during the race. This year’s Chicago International Skating competition brought a lot of interest to speed skating, which is yet to be a newly developed sports. The Tribune reported that the inaugural World Championship was held there.
Then, as they began to draw massive crowds of people in Chicago in local races the Silver Skates Derbies (a Tribune-sponsored race sponsored by Tribune) quickly gained popularity. According to the reports, Arthur Staff won the first Silver Skates tournament at Humboldt Park Lagoon on January 21st. The event was not only a boys section and a girls section, the event also accepted women and girls into its roster. The event survived and continues to be organized. There are more photos available. The most notable evidence of its perseverance is evident by Olympic silver medalist Cammi Granato’s appearance at Highland Elementary School in Downers Grove in February .
The Garfield Park speedkating competition of 1922 was an important event within the development of speedkating. The event gained worldwide fame as well as recognition. The contest was intense as the winner Del Lamb of Milwaukee, ultimately overcame his competitors to win easily. This race had a significant influence on the speed skating culture. A variety of clubs and organizations began to form shortly afterwards that further pushed the sport. Today, the race is often praised by speedkaters as one of the great races of all time.