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Actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the oldest of four children of a local meat packer. During World War II, he enlisted into the United States Army Air Force, and was stationed in Hollywood, California to provide Air Force assistance in making many of the patriotic movies during the war. It was there in 1944 that he met former child actress Shirley Temple, whom he married on September 19, 1945 click link for the rest of story http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr=6521308

Vernon served as a pilot during World War I for the Royal Flying Corps and later as a training instructor for American pilots. While conducting flight maneuvers at Benbrook Field near Fort Worth, Texas his plane crashed, killing him instantly (February 5th 1918 aged 30)

George S. Bangs is credited with starting"The Fast Mail", his grave is located in Rosehill Cemetery on Chicago's northside.

Burl Ives- Monument and Family Grave Site...Jasper County Illinois was the voice of sam the snowman in 'Rudoplh'

Carbide & Carbon Building (1929), Art Deco skyscraper by Daniel and Hubert Burnham - Chicago, Illinois by lumierefl, via Flickr

The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago