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Comfort Society: From Street Brawls to the World Series - Chicago Sports History

"From Street Brawls to the World Series: Chicago Sports History" - A Special Comfort Society Presented by Marie Rowley of Chicago Detours

Chicago may be the city that works but it knows how to cut loose and have a little fun too. This one-hour talk explores all the ways Chicagoans have enjoyed sports and leisure, from the bloody bare-knuckle brawls of the nineteenth-century to the dizzying heights of the Cubs' recent World Series victory. Learn about sports teams' early use of live mascots, who sometimes got loose and bit players, and discover the forgotten local team the Chicago Whales.

Marie Rowley is a tour guide for Chicago Detours, a tour company for curious people. A small, woman-owned business, Chicago Detours' mission is to share stories and places even locals don't know.

Comfort Society is a weekly series that invites attendees to hear a lecture, participate in a workshop, discuss evocative topics, and learn something new every Sunday at 1pm during the farmer's market. Comfort Society is proudly sponsored by Intelligentsia Logan Square.