"Had a pretty busy day - ate at the Madarin (sic) Inn tonight. Rushed all day. Having wonderful time. Harry"
http://chuckmancollectionvolume13.blogspot.com/2011/03/ad-chicago-mandarin-inn-414-s-wabash.html From his collection
Here is an Aug 1923 email from Minne Owen, Frances Owen's mom, when Margaret visited her best friend Frances. "Dear Inez, Your daughter arrived all O.K. Ten last night - and she and Frances have been on the go all day. It is a find place for children, and we will take the best care of her. Have enjoyed all your letters. Love Minn
The main building of the Battle Creek Sanitarium pictured on the front of the card mailed as below
July 1923 post card describing the visit of Minn Owen at the Sanitarium.
The success of the place went down hill after the 1929 Stock Market crash...
Here in Rememberings p 18, Peg reflects on her youth and travel to Chicago "My mother and I would sometimes accompany my father on his business trips to Chicago, driving on the two-lane Lincoln Highway which was designated with red, white and blue stripes circling the telephone poles. Our route took us through Ottawa, Lima, and Van Wert in Ohio, Fort Wayne, Goshen, Elkhart (where Conn band instruments were made), South Bend (with the gold dome of Notre Dame University). 1 Gary and Hammond in Indiana, through the poorer working class homes and factory areas. Although the two-lane roads were paved, no Interstate Highways existed.
In Chicago we usually stayed at the La Salle Hotel. For a treat we once had reservations at the fancier Drake Hotel on the shore of Lake Michigan, but it was so very windy and cold on the lake shore that we returned to the La Salle. My father often took in a baseball game. Sometimes we would join him in the hot afternoon sun. More often my mother and I would shop at Marshall Fields, visit the Field Museum of Natural History, the Chicago Art Institute, where I admired a painting by El Greco, or the Shedd Planetarium, where the stars were projected onto a dome-shaped ceiling. One evening we all went by trolley to Ravinia for the outdoor presentation of Verdi's opera Aida. At the spectacular Chicago Theater (a movie house), the pipe organ was raised from the orchestra pit to show off the virtuosity of an organist under a spot-light. "