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Legislators push to make Pullman a national park - Chicago Sun-Times

Legislators push to make Pullman a national park - Chicago Sun-Times | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Officials gathered Friday to announce new legislation to create the Pullman National Historical Park on the city’s South Side.
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Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation

Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Three Illinois lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation designating the Pullman Historic District as a national historical park, which would make it part of the National Park Service.
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Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks - CBS Chicago

Kirk, Durbin Effort Would Place Historic Pullman Under U.S. Parks - CBS Chicago | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Pullman at 11th and Cottage started as a company town owned by George Pullman to house workers at his company, which manufactured luxurious Pullman Railroad Sleeping cars.
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Congress to get bill Monday to make Pullman a national park

Congress to get bill Monday to make Pullman a national park | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk as well as Rep. Robin Kelly hope to push through legislation soon for Chicago's Southeast Side — maybe with help from Barack Obama.
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Two Important Items Added To National Museum Of African American History

Two Important Items Added To National Museum Of African American History | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crews are installing two large artifacts inside the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture while it's still under construction on the National Mall. Museum officials on Sunday were overseeing the installation of a segregated Southern Railway train car made by the Pullman Company in 1922.
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Pullman's National Park Would Draw 300,000 Visitors Annually, Study Says - Pullman - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Pullman's National Park Would Draw 300,000 Visitors Annually, Study Says - Pullman - DNAinfo.com Chicago | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Making the Far South Side neighborhood a national park would create more than 300 jobs, advocates said.
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Chicago's Pullman district inching closer to national park status - Business Of Life - Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago's Pullman district inching closer to national park status - Business Of Life - Crain's Chicago Business | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Chicago's Pullman district inching closer to national park status Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood

Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it

With the Labor Day holiday approaching, have you ever wondered why it exists? Long before the backyard family get-togethers and the relaxing day off from work, workers across America toiled in factories, rail yards, mines, and mills, some with working conditions unimaginable today. In Chicago, life in the city’s industrial district known as Pullman Town exemplified the need to recognize the incredible contributions of labor in America.

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Pullman: A national historic park in Chicago?

Pullman: A national historic park in Chicago? | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
I love visiting our national parks. Yosemite. Yellowstone. Rocky Mountain. Later this summer I’m returning to Glacier for the second time. But sometime soon my visit to a national park may be…
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Park Advocates in Chicago See Future Possibilities in the Past at Lowell, Massachusetts

Park Advocates in Chicago See Future Possibilities in the Past at Lowell, Massachusetts | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it

Chicago’s south side is home to some of America’s most fascinating and important stories. The Pullman Historic District is where, in 1880, George M. Pullman built the country’s first planned model industrial town. It was also home to the nation’s first African-American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the pivotal “Pullman Strike” of 1894. These important “firsts” speak to Pullman’s national significance and why so many Chicago leaders have come together to work to establish it as the city’s first national park.

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Chicago's Pullman District could become a national park site

Chicago's Pullman District could become a national park site | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Chicago's Pullman District played significant roles in the black labor movement, rail history and urban planning.
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Kelly, Durbin, Kirk seek national park status for Pullman neighborhood

Kelly, Durbin, Kirk seek national park status for Pullman neighborhood | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
CHICAGO | Members of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're introducing federal legislation to create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.
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Introducing Pullman Historic District, Now a National Treasure -

Introducing Pullman Historic District, Now a National Treasure - | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
The historic town of Pullman, rich in architectural, political, and social history, is now a National Treasure.
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Lawmakers eye national park status for Pullman

Lawmakers eye national park status for Pullman | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Members of Illinois' congressional delegation announced Friday they will sponsor legislation that would create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.
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Historic Pullman is a template for the future, too

Historic Pullman is a template for the future, too | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
This month, Illinois' Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin will seek national park status for this historic community -- a symbol of the nation's industrial past and and one with a promising future, too.
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National Park proposed for far South Side

National Park proposed for far South Side | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it

There is a push by a local group to create a national park in the Pullman neighborhood on the far South Side, and by doing so organizers said it could boost the local economy and put a positive spotlight on Chicago. 

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Photos: Will Pullman see better times soon?

Photos: Will Pullman see better times soon? | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
Boosters of the historic South Side company town say that national park service status — and all the visitors and investment dollars that designation would attract — has never been closer.
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Feds: Pullman historic district should be a national park

Feds: Pullman historic district should be a national park | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
A federal study has determined the Pullman Historic District on the Far South Side is worthy of being considered as a national park, officials announced today. Pullman residents, local and national...
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What a Pullman National Historical Park means for Chicago

What a Pullman National Historical Park means for Chicago | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it

A piece of history sits on Chicago’s South Side and could soon be revitalized after being designated a national historic park.  The Pullman community has long been an area of pride for residents of the South Side, stretching east of Cottage Grove from East 103rd St. to East 115th St. The neighborhood that now belongs to Chicago was built in 1880 by George M. Pullman, who was the president of Pullman’s Palace Car Company. Pullman decided to construct the community as an industrial town to attract the most skilled workers and give them superior resources toward higher productivity.

 

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Will Pullman ever be revitalized?

Will Pullman ever be revitalized? | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
The post-industrial neighborhood considers whether to market its history ... or start a Pullman 2.0.
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Boosters want to turn Pullman into national park

A group of Chicago residents and preservationists are working to win federal approval to turn the entire Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side into a national park. If approved by...
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Could the city's Pullman community become home to Chicago's first national park?

Could the city's Pullman community become home to Chicago's first national park? | Economic Engine: Pullman National Historical Park | Scoop.it
 The historic Pullman neighborhood--an architecturally-significant former 19th century company town that shaped transit, labor and American civil rights--could be on its way to becoming a national park under legislation to be proposed in Congress by U.S. Rep.
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