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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.

From The Vault

Welcome to Chicago, Andy Warhol. Forget March Madness — This is March Sadness! Theater in December Parson's Pops Up In The Tank Gear Up to Bike the Drive Storytelling Series with Lesley de Souza U.S. Pizza Museum Launches in Chicago Original Art Hangs in the Chicago Athletic Hotel's Lobby