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Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood

Author: Peter N Pero
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2011.
Series: Images of America
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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For nearly 150 years, Pilsen has been a port of entry for thousands of immigrants. Mexicans, Czechs, Poles, Lithuanians, Croatians, and Germans are some of the ethnic groups who passed through this "Ellis Island" on Chicago's Near Westside. Early generations came searching for work and found plenty of jobs in the lumber mills, breweries, family-run shops and large factories that took root here. Includes religion,l  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pictorial works
Biography Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Pero
ISBN: 9780738583341 0738583340
OCLC Number: 692275539
Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Born out of industry --
People of Pilsen --
Pilsen worships --
Education --
Business and enterprise --
Celebrating the arts --
Community organizations --
Street life.
Series Title: Images of America
Responsibility: Peter N. Pero ; foreword by Carlos Tortolero.

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For nearly 150 years, Pilsen has been a port of entry for thousands of immigrants. Mexicans, Czechs, Poles, Lithuanians, Croatians, and Germans are some of the ethnic groups who passed through this "Ellis Island" on Chicago's Near Westside. Early generations came searching for work and found plenty of jobs in the lumber mills, breweries, family-run shops and large factories that took root here. Includes religion,l education, business and enterprise, the arts, community organizations and street life in Pilsen.

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