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Sat June 25, Remote: Outing and Bike Tour of Pullm...
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Outing /bike tour of Pullman National Monument, and Historic Pullman Foundation,

Meet at Pullman National Monument Visitor Center /Administration Clock Tower at 9:00 am

 

The town of Pullman (1880-1898) was designed and built as a total planned community to attract the most skilled workforce and to insulate Pullman’s workers and their families from the social ills which plagued industrializing cities across the US. Pullman provided an orderly, efficient and beautiful place which included housing and community facilities, all superior to that available elsewhere.

Pullman’s social experiment in industrial order and community planning has played a significant international role in urban planning, rail transportation and labor history.

 

Not only will we tour the town of Pullman, but will also view the Pullman murals, and head north to 104th Street passing by the National A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, and old Wheelworks (now apartments). Lots of history, lots of fascinating sites.

Come and join us! An official Tour guide Ron Rodriguez (a former member of EBC) will bike/escort us and share the breadth of his knowledge.

Details:

Riders: limited to 18 (If there is overwhelming interest, and folks are closed out, we will add another tour on another day)

Must RSVP (await confirmation)

Participants need to be fully vaccinated including booster(s)

Please bring a mask to wear when congregating.

Distance: approx 5 miles within the confines of Pullman

Add another 8 miles if you join the optional visit to Big Marsh

Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours for the tour Pullman; Another 1 1/2 to 2 hours for Big Marsh drop in

Food : Recommend to bring a lunch/snack (although there is a small limited food court locally, as well as a Culver's)

 

https://www.nps.gov/pull/index.htm

https://www.pullmanil.org/

https://www.pullmanil.org/media-coverage-of-pullmans-grand-opening/

Please check out the video's and narratives in the above links,

 

https://bigmarsh.org/    

https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/09/21/big-marsh-parks-new-trails-and-environmental-center-now-open-as-park-districts-largest-site-expands/                 

https://www.buildordie.com/ford-calumet-environmental-center   

https://www.wbez.org/stories/whats-that-building-ford-calumet-environmental-center/4a8182d0-e22f-4801-90db-e7cee2d19dd9

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