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Chicago gardens : the early history

Author: Cathy Jean Maloney
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1837 the fledgling city of Chicago, once maligned as a swampy outpost, brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto, or City in a Garden. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its unlikely 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  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 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 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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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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