Friday, August 19, 2016

Illinois' Chain of Lakes-- Part 14: Boating and Bars

Growth continued with the return of servicemen from World War II looking for affordable housing.  the area became middle class communities with residents often commuting to jobs in Chicago and other suburbs for work.

The major tourism era was over, but a whole lot of people still came to the Chain area on the weekends to enjoy its recreation, especially boating.  Fox Lake at one time was known to have the most bars per capita of any place in the United States.  there are far fewer of them today.

A Great Place to Enjoy Life,  --CootBoat

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