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  • Jay Greer
    Hi Bill, I ll bet riding the L to the loop was a gas as well. Do you remember the thrill park River View Jay Greer
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 20, 2005
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      Hi Bill,
      I'll bet riding the L to the loop was a gas as well. Do you remember the
      thrill park "River View"
      Jay Greer

      .on 12/20/05 10:02, Bill Hoshiko at billhko@... wrote:

      > Hi Loren,
      >
      > Believe it or not this photo brings back old memories.
      >
      > Way back in the late 40s I would transfer from the Subway to the
      > street car at Clark and Chicago.
      >
      > The street car would be loaded and the only ride available was to
      > hang by one hand on a grab bar and find a ledge for one shoe to get a
      > foot hold. You would ride this way until someone got off or they
      > squeezed closer together inside. I rode this way during the summer
      > heat and during freezing winter storms. I don't ever remember anyone
      > falling off. Both sexes did this. It was either that or to be late
      > for work.
      >
      > 1948-1949 in Chicago was a bad year for jobs. I was lucky. I
      > started at $1.05 an hour and moved up to $1.65 in one year. The
      > previous year I was earning 62.5 cents per hour in South Jersey
      > working in a frozen foods plant.
      >
      > Too bad I have no photos. Picture taking back then was a luxury.
      > You just did not waste film on such mundane things. With all of
      > todays safety laws you would not imagine that such a thing happened
      > in the USA, but it did. Elevated station or subway station platforms
      > did not have that yellow line that you had to stand behind. The only
      > way that you knew that you stood too close to the edge of the
      > platform was if you almost lost an arm when you got hit by the side
      > of an oncomming train.
      >
      > Today you have to pay money and go to a "thrill park" in order to get
      > the same old thrills that we got every day for free.
      >
      > Bill H.
      > El Toro, CA
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