Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Groaning Board: Thanksgiving Recipes From the 1920s

  What did people eat at Thanksgiving in the 1920s? In an attempt to find out, I dug through a decade’s worth of Chicago Tribune archives to see what Chicagoans ate at Thanksgiving during the Roaring Twenties. Mostly that meant … Continue reading

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Book List: The Best Prohibition Books for Kids and Teens

There are lots of great books about Prohibition out there, but not all of them are kid or teen friendly. Here’s a list of books that wouldn’t look out of place in a high school or middle school research paper—and … Continue reading

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The Many Nicknames of Al Capone

Chicago Tribune reporter James O’Donnell Bennett named Capone quite a lot of things in his 1929 article about Chicago’s chief gangster. As Bennett says, he “…is Alphonse Capone, alias Al Brown. He is also called, by those who wish to speak respectfully … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award!

So waaaaay back on September 8th, my friend Jazzfeathers over at The Old Shelter got a blogging accolade called the Liebster Award! 🙂 This award is given by one blogger to another and requires answering a series of 10 questions … Continue reading

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