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– photo courtesy http://www.chicagotribune.com
Irish eyes must certainly be smiling again this year with the annual green dyeing of the Chicago River in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
Have a look at this video to see a speedy version of how this transformation takes place:
– video courtesy of frootis at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINI0xYv-RG74K8zTox8kaQ
Let’s take a quick jaunt down memory lane to see how this tradition transformed the way Chicagoans view St. Patrick’s Day.
In 1962, Mayor Richard J. Daley advocated to his old school friend (and Chicago Plumbers Union business manager) Stephen Bailey, that part of Lake Michigan be dyed green to celebrate to St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. Bailey proposed a more practical suggestion: dye the Chicago River green instead. Thus became a ritual steeped in mystery as to the actual concoction from which the dye is made. The only reveal is that it is vegetable-based, environmentally friendly, and lasts…
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