Classic Chicago Beach Scenes

When it gets hot, head to the beach

One thing Chicagoans have always shared over time is our love for the beach — especially when the mercury spikes. Every summer sees a major heat wave where the “real feel” temperatures can climb well over 100 degrees forcing all of us to seek refuge in water of some kind. Check out these beach scenes from throughout Chicago history, thanks to our friends at Calumet412.com. See if you recognize any of the beaches from your own jaunts out to the lake.

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