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Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

7419 Madison Street

Forest Park, IL 60130

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On July 24, 1915, a lake passenger steamer, the S. S. Eastland had been chartered by Chicago's Western Electric Company to transport the company's employees (and their families), to their annual picnic in Michigan City, Indiana. At 7:28 a.m., still moored to her Chicago River dock and with 2,572 people on board, the S. S. Eastland began to list. The steamship managed to briefly right herself before slowly rolling on her side. 844 people died that day in what would turn out to be Chicago's worst disaster ever. An estimated 65 victims are buried in Forest Home Cemetery. Other victims are buried at Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park; Jewish Waldheim, Forest Park; Queen of Heaven, Hillside; Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago.

Join us for the 103rd anniversary of the Eastland Disaster on a multi-cemetery bus tour of the graves of victims buried in Forest Park. Tour participants will also receive a copy of our 2015 booklet with locates victims buried in Forest Park with photographs and biographical information on victims.

We will meet Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore. After the tour, we invite you to join us at Shanahan's for an after tour get together.

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