Archive for the 'Years 1900 to 1909' Category

1903 – The Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We know a bit about Chicago history here at the Huntington home because we've always found it uniquely fascinating given its notorious, often dark, reputation which sees elements persisting even to this day. Probably to the chagrin of it's political and business leaders, it's still known as a gangster town.  One where Al Capone, corruption and [...]

1901 – Edward M. Favor And Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Long forgotten by a lot of people in a world of compact discs and the other high-tech gizmos of the day, are the earliest formats of recorded music. We’re going to pass on an entire overview until another day, but in the early 20th century, people were ecstatic over something called an "Edison" which played [...]