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Places in the Great Chicago area.

 
Fermilab Open House
Jan 17, 2009

Fermilab (http://www.fnal.gov/ ) houses Tevatron - an accelerator that was the world’s largest one before CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) was built. We attended an annual Open House there. We could not document everything: we don’t have pictures of exciting Mr. Freeze’s cryogenic show that we enjoyed in the Ramsey Auditorium, Meson lab tour (we could not get in: there were too many people willing to take at least one tour, and we took two) physical experiments (we did not have time to attend this presentation), hands-on activities for kids in the atrium, and LHC’sRemote Operating Center. Fermilab’s scientists made a significant contribution to creation of the LHC, and once it’s finished, they will be able to stage experiments and monitor them without leaving their home town. We also did not have time to go the 15th floor of the atrium, where visitors could talk to scientists observing the Lab’s grounds. We hope to go there next time.
Locations of sites can be seen on this map: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/visiting/map/site.html . Also, click on the globe (which is either to the left of the album name or next to the facebook and twitter buttons) to see how the lab looks from Space: nice circles!

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Marktown
May 28, 2006

The Mark Town Site was built in 1917 by Chicago Industrialist Clayton Mark Sr. and was designed to be used as housing for his rapidly expanding Indiana Harbor Works of the Mark Manufacturing Company of Evanston, Illinois...

...Mark hired Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw to design the model town. The original plan for Marktown was to include housing for more than 8,000 workers and supervisors...

...What makes the Marktown Historic District so unique is the concept and execution of the plan itself. The town was based upon the Garden City Concept of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The closeness of the buildings provides a sense of community seldom found in neighborhoods today...

...It should be noted that all of the houses that were built in 1917 are still standing today and are all fully restorable...

...In 1975 the community and the City of East Chicago placed Marktown on the National Register of Historic Places.

http://www.marktown.org/

See a comment by Paul Myers, Marktown Preservationist, in our gust book (dated October 4, 2007 ).

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Botanic Garden
Dec 26, 2003
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Naperville, Saturday
Dec 14, 2002

A walk in the park with kids.

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Saganashkee Slough
Nov 9, 2002

A short walk in the Sag Valley woods.

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Morton Arboretum
Aug 31, 2002

The second half of this album shows a piece of Midwestern prairie.

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Busse Woods, Saturday
Jan 26, 2002

Satuday, park, astonishing weather

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Claire's grandma's garden
Aug 4, 2001
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Hiking Theater
Aug 4, 2001

Hiking Theater in Morton Arboretum near Chicago played "Robin Hood".

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