We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
June 23, 2022

Episode 89 - Lincoln Park & the Old City Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois

Episode 89 - Lincoln Park & the Old City Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois

In episode 87 Jennie and Dianne talked briefly about the Potter's Field that used to exist where a baseball field is now in Chicago's Lincoln Park. In this episode they delve deeper into the City Cemetery, why the city decided it should be dismantled and what happened to those who originally called Chicago's first city cemetery their final resting place. Join them for the Ordinary Extraordinary story of burial, disease, drama and fire on this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery.

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Resources used to research this episode include:

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