Discusses the trend toward suburbanization around Chicago from the founding of Evanston in 1854 along the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, focusing on the role of railroad expansion and railroad companies' propaganda in the development of close to 100 suburban residential areas by the 1870's. Suburbanization slowed by 1875. Common Chicagoan attitudes toward the suburbs were evident in the period's advertising.
- Suburbs -- Planning -- Illinois -- Chicago,
- Railroads -- United States -- History
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