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Chicago gardens : the early history

Author: Cathy Jean Maloney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This book shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Jean Maloney
ISBN: 9780226502342 0226502341
OCLC Number: 175218415
Description: xii, 417 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Growers and sowers: planters of the plains and parkways --
Planting the prairie: defining the new plant palette --
Chicago by design: a blank canvas for cultivated gardens --
Suburban sojourn: gardens in the country --
Fairs and flowers: Chicago hosts a world of fairs --
Prairie pastimes: entertaining in the garden --
The next century --
Appendix 1: Plant lists by time period --
Appendix 2: Chicago plants --
Appendix 3: Key names and groups in the Garden City, 1833-1933.
Responsibility: Cathy Jean Maloney.
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