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18 October - Man Falls in Loop, Loses His Brains

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Haverly’s Theatre, where Arrien Peters fell off the roof. Photo source.

On May 24, 1879, several employees of Haverly’s Theatre, at the corner of Dearborn & Monroe, were playing outside with a ball. The ball in question was tossed up on the roof of the theatre, where it remained,…

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If you missed it…check out DeadInChicago.com to see my Tumblr where I’m posting grisly/weird stories from Chicago’s past every day.

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15 October - Garbage Plant by Bubbly Creek Explodes, Rains Fire

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Scavenging in a Back of the Yards garbage dump. Photo from Calumet 412. Source.

On May 2, 1908, all was quiet in the sparsely populated neighborhood around Iron & 39th (Pershing) streets. At the Chicago Reduction Company, at 6:15, an explosion wreaked havoc on the neighborhood. A…

If you didn’t know yet, I’ve started a blog for October called Dead In Chicago, where every day I am posting weird/macabre horror stories from Chicago’s past.

Check out today’s post where BURNING FIRE RAINED FROM THE SKY.

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Midsommarfest. Clark and Berwyn. Playing with @xoewise 11-12!




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Weirdest rehearsal photo yet- practicing tonight with Jackie & band for the @xoewise show at Midsommarfest tomorrow. Come see us at 11!




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Last night I learned how to do a set split at @tsnychicago !




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Check out this lovely photo of my gig this weekend with @xoewise in Wisconsin! (Photo by Jeff Scott)




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Playing with Xoe Wise in Marshfield Wisconsin soon!




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Another shot of me forest celloing yesterday. Apparently I was confused.




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Today I played cello in the forest for children. It was lovely!




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Mausoleum of Ira Couch, mid 1800s Chicago businessman. This is last official grave left in Lincoln Park from when it was a cemetery. Construction will often still dig up unknown graves, however.


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