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By Wendy Maston,Robin J. Kessell

The Chain O’ Lakes zone has been certainly one of Chicago’s preferable holiday spots because the Eighties. The 9 significant lake basins—Catherine, Channel, Grass, Bluff, Marie, Fox, Nippersink, Petite, and Pistakee—are all hooked up via the Fox River waterway and feature for over a hundred years been northern Illinois’s best vacation spot for inland boaters, fishermen, picnickers, or these simply hoping to chill and play on the seashore. sumptuous mansions and swank inns as soon as dotted the greater than 6,000 acres of coastline. Many are long gone this day; a few stay yet were significantly replaced, yet none are forgotten. Captured the following in over 2 hundred classic postcards are scenes from the chain’s heyday, scenes that may look instantaneously far flung and widespread to the water-skiers, windsurfers, and different open air recreationists who populate the Chain O’ Lakes today.

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By Wendy Maston,Robin J. Kessell

The Chain O’ Lakes zone has been certainly one of Chicago’s preferable holiday spots because the Eighties. The 9 significant lake basins—Catherine, Channel, Grass, Bluff, Marie, Fox, Nippersink, Petite, and Pistakee—are all hooked up via the Fox River waterway and feature for over a hundred years been northern Illinois’s best vacation spot for inland boaters, fishermen, picnickers, or these simply hoping to chill and play on the seashore. sumptuous mansions and swank inns as soon as dotted the greater than 6,000 acres of coastline. Many are long gone this day; a few stay yet were significantly replaced, yet none are forgotten. Captured the following in over 2 hundred classic postcards are scenes from the chain’s heyday, scenes that may look instantaneously far flung and widespread to the water-skiers, windsurfers, and different open air recreationists who populate the Chain O’ Lakes today.

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