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Description

A documentary about the history of the Midwest and Chicago.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English

Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

North American (General) North American (US Midwest- Chicago, Great Lakes)

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
That journey began in the early 1900s, when the communities of Portage Park and Jefferson Park were largely still Prairie. A 1905 map shows the area of Montrose and Laramie as undivided land, the Chicago terminal and transfer railroad past through the present day footprint of Our Lady of Victory, where the railroad makes a northward bend before continuing west, public transportation was primarily by streetcar and by horse drawn carriage. The land to the west of Milwaukee Avenue was wet and available at a modest cost. A little creek ended as a bog in what is now Wilson Park. Catholics in the area had to travel mostly by foot, almost two miles to the nearest church. ST Edwards, Mrs. Elizabeth Masterman set out to change that. In 19 oh six, area residents gathered at her home to lay the groundwork for a new parish.