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Article-a-Day #10: Messy Nessy-Once Upon a Summer in Black Eden…

Idlewild still sprawls over 2,700 acres of Southeast Lake County, just a stone’s throw from Chicago. In 1912, a few ambitious white businessmen realised the potential of creating a luxurious retreat for African Americans — an often “untapped market”— amidst the forests and lakefront properties the area promised…

SOURCE: https://www.messynessychic.com