Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat StuffeBook - 2011
Whether you’re a born-and-raised Illinoisan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, IllinoisCuriosities will have you laughing out loud as Richard Moreno takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Prairie State. Take a date to the World’s Largest Laundromat, a 13,500-square-foot facility in Berwyn with 153 washers and 148 dryers in nearly constant use. Enter Chicago’s “sub” culture with a museum visit to the U-505, the only German submarine in the United States. Visit the site in Carthage where Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith was murdered on June 27, 1844. Learn about the strange case of H. H. Holmes’ notorious Murder Castle and the sad tale of Burr Oak Cemetery.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages) :,illustrations, maps.