Chicago Gardens

Chicago Gardens

The Early History

eBook - 2008
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Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World's Fair. Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city's horticultural heritage, and here she reveals the unusual history of Chicago's first gardens. Challenged by the region's clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago's.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9780226502366
0226502368
0226502341
9780226502342
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 417 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps

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