Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- July 16, 1877Humboldt Park
The dedication of Humboldt Park was witnessed by 30,000 persons. Not only the North Side people, but every Chicagoan was anxious to be present at the opening of this park....Mr. John Buhler introduced the first speaker, Mr. Wilhelm Vocke. Mr. Vocke said:
Only Forty years ago this was nothing but a swamp, and now, we look upon a large city of 500,000 vigorous and diligent people. The park which we are dedicating today bears the name of the greatest German scientist...When we think of the accomplishments of the next ten years, our hearts must be filled with pride and satisfaction, knowing that we participated in these activities.
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