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« Reply #165 on: November 21, 2014, 08:58:48 pm »




Feb. 10, 1978: The Fun Factory at Old Chicago is the first supervised play activity area of its kind in the Midwest. — Tribune Archive Photo / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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Feb. 13, 1978: The Barnstormer is the first aviation thrill ride created for an amusement park in the world. Standing more than 70 feet high, the ride thrilled passengers with giant falling dives and zooming climbs. — Tribune Archive Photo / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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Nov. 2, 1979: Overlooking the Old Chicago amusement park is the Top of the Ramp Cafe, where musicians play folk, dixieland and popular music each Saturday and Sunday. Other show attractions at the park include the Live at Old Chicago concert series, Classic Comedy Flicks, the Windy City Disco Movement and the Punch and Judy Gong Show. — Tribune Archive Photo / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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Feb. 6, 1980: Rides, food and games abound at Old Chicago amusement park. — James Mayo / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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June 29, 1984: Lion statues, similar to those outside the Art Institute of Chicago, survey the vacant Old Chicago amusement park and shopping center. The park went under largely because it was not able to attract a large anchor store. — Don Casper / Chicago
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Jan. 27, 1985: Old Chicago, which cost $20 million to build, sits abandoned on its 57-acre site. It closed in 1980 and the wrecking ball arrived in the spring of 1986. — Chuck Berman / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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Feb. 3, 1986: Demolition begins on Old Chicago in order to make way for a new commercial and office park. Arena Auto Auction now stands at 200 W. Old Chicago Drive. — Don Casper / Chicago Tribune, Sept. 18, 2014
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