Ramblers' Trails in Metro-Land. A Guide to Interesting Hikes in Chicago and a Hundred Miles Around.

By: [Outing and Recreation Bureau]

Price: $95.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Depression-era Catalog of Hikes Around Greater Chicago.


This folder contains thirteen separate sheets detailing various hikes in a 100-mile radius around Chicago. Each page provides a large-scale map of the route, a photograph and floral description of what can be seen or experienced. Examples include the Waukegan Dunes, Highland Park, Devil's Cave Trail and The Mineral Springs Ramble.


The collection was issued in the late 1920's by the Outing and Recreation Bureau. This organization was a subsidiary of the South Shore Line tasked with designing promotional material for the railroad. A map on the verso of the folder shows regional rail lines, motor coach stations and an inset map of the Chicago Loop.


Each of the 13 sheets [12 hikes and 1 cover sheet] measure 4.6 by 7.2 inches and are printed with a photo and map on varies color of paper. The individual sheets are in very good condition, the accompanying paper folder with a cut-out showing two hikers in silhouette forming a window-box has toned and shows mild handling there is one closed tear off the woman's shoulder. Tape repair on the top left side with previous owner's name stamped in black. This is a complete collection.


This is a complete collection.


Relatively difficult to find in complete condition. One similar copy found at the INDIANA HIST SOC. Via OCLC. -------- References: indianahistory[dot]org.


Subjects: Cartographic Devices; Illinois; Description and travel; Wisconsin, Description, and travel; Indiana, Description and travel; Chicago, hiking trails

Title: Ramblers' Trails in Metro-Land. A Guide to Interesting Hikes in Chicago and a Hundred Miles Around.

Author Name: [Outing and Recreation Bureau]

Categories: GEOGRAPHY & WORLD HISTORY, Maps, Prints, Art, MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA, TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION,

Publisher: Chicago, Outing and Recreation Bureau [South Shore Line].: 1929

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Paper

Seller ID: 012055

Keywords: Cartographic Devices; Illinois; Description and travel; Wisconsin, Description and travel; Indiana, Description and travel; Chicago, hiking trails; Travel Guide; Travel Ephemera ,