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Lake County, Illinois History: Antioch Theatre (1924 - ) Chicago, Wines, County, Lake County, Waukegan Illinois, Antioch Illinois, Free Market, Illinois, Travel Board

July 26, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the grand opening of the Antioch Theatre building in Antioch, Illinois. Advertisement in the Antioch News for the Grand Opening of the Antioch Theatre, July 26, 1924. The theatre venture was a co-partnership between Lyman B. Grice of Antioch and William C. Bryant of Bristol, Wisconsin. The building, located on the south side of Lake Street, and west of the Opera House, had modern conveniences and seats for 400 patrons. The projected cost of the…

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Amy Blue
Lake County, Illinois History: December 2011 Vintage Christmas, Ideas, Swedish Christmas, County, Lake County, Swedish American, Christmas Tree, Yule, Swedish

One of the greatest high jumping horses of all times—Great Heart—made an appearance at Fort Sheridan in the 1920s. Great Heart clearing an obstacle set at 8 feet 3 inches at Fort Sheridan, circa 1923. BBDM 92.24.1307 This champion horse has escaped the local history books, but fortunately this photograph survived to document the event. The snapshot came with a collection of photographs donated to the museum in 1992 by the U.S. Center for Military History out of the former Fort Sheridan…

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Karl J. Schmidt