CCM Bubble Ride
Locations of interest:
Bubble gum: Wrigley Building, 400 N. Michigan Ave.
Seltzer: Jewell Water Co., 557 W. Fulton. Sold seltzer to speakeasies during prohibition.
Beer: Schoenhofen Brewery, 18th and Canalport. Brewed Edelweiss beer; during prohibition, they invented Green River to stay in business.
Soda: Filbert's Root Beer, 3430 S. Ashland. Last of the independent Chicago soda bottlers.
Decomposition: Bubbly Creek, 35th St. bridge (1300 W). Don't fall in! Formerly open sewer for the Stockyards (1875-1971). By the 1990s the only living metazoans in the creek were huge numbers of bloodworms feeding on the estimated two meters of rotting blood in the bed of the hypoxic creek.
Bubbles and Bikes: Bubbly Dynamics, 1048 W. 37th - Home to Lloyd Cycles and formerly the Rat Patrol!
Soap: Stockyards Gate, 41st. and Peoria; home to Armour Soap Factory & Rendering Plant
Bubble Dancing: Burnham Park (24th -28th St. beach) was the location of the Century of Progress Midway, where Sally Rand did her bubble dance at the Chicago World's Fair (1933-34) until she was arrested after her bubble burst.