A Transportation Miracle
the 28th International Eucharistic Congress in Chicago, June 20-24, 1926
Edited by Norman Carlson.
Cloth with dust jacket (also available in softcover), 8.5x11", 100 glossy pages, photos throughout, original art. 2016.
"A Transportation Miracle is a 100-page publication covering the transportation side of the 28th International Eucharistic Congress that was held in Chicago on June 20-24, 1926.
"There has never been anything like the 28th International Eucharistic Congress. Steam railroads from across the U.S. and Canada carried 600,000 people to Chicago, and more than 1 million people participated in the events.
"Topics include background information, day-by-day details, the indispensible role played by rail lines, and information on Cardinal Mundelein, who envisioned this Eucharistic Congress.
"Streetcars provided 15 million passenger trips. Interurbans, rapid transit and suburban trains carried people throughout Chicago. Five railroads combined to provide more than 300,000 passenger trips for the closing ceremonies - a triumph of logistics and coordination!
"During Chicago’s first 100 years, this Eucharistic Congress and the World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933-34 established Chicago as an international city.
"Acclaimed railroad artist Mitch Markovitz has created six original colorful pieces of artwork portraying the North Shore Line’s Cardinals’ Special".