“Aunt Jemima.” Aunt Jemima Website 8 March 2005 <http://www.foodreference.com/html/wsaunt jemima.html >.
Coming from the “Food Reference Website,” this site is sure to provide some useful information about Aunt Jemima's ready-mixed pancake flour. It provides a brief, but informative description about how “Aunt Jemima” came to be.
Bellis, Mary. "Josephine Cochran - Inventor of the Dishwasher." About 2005. 15 April 2005 <http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bldishwasher.htm>.
Giving a short, but extremely informative history of the dishwasher, Mary Bellis gathers all relevant and necessary information.
Bellis, Mary. “The Ferris Wheel – George W. Ferris.” About 2005. 30 March 2005<http://inventors. about.com/library/inventors/blrollercoaster.htm>.
Focusing on all aspects of rides at fairs, this author pays special attention to the Ferris Wheel. She pays particular attention to the difficulty in finding a monument that would “outdo” the Eiffel Tower . She discuses the initial reactions of people to the idea, and their final thoughts after it was such a success.
Bellis, Mary. “The History of the Zipper.” About 2005. 8 March 2005 <http://inventors.about.com/libra ry/weekly/aa082497.htm >.
Providing a wide range of where the zipper came from, Mary Bellis is sure to include everyone that contributed to the zipper. She leaves no one out when she presents the material of where the zipper originated.
Boyagoda, Randy. “The World & I.” ProQuest March 2004. 30 March 30, 2005 <http://proquest.umi. com/pqdweb?index=0&did=575965501&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VTyp e=PQD&R QT=309&VName=PQD&TS= 1112238873&clientId=17822>.
Analyzing “The Devil in the White City ,” Randy Boyagoda makes some excellent points about the novel. He specifically includes how Erik Larson includes details that relate to the pop culture at the time – such as the inventions that we have mentioned in our website.
“Brief History.” Cracker Jack Website 8 March 2005 < http://www.crackerjack.com/history.php >.
The Cracker Jack website provides a wide range of history details to fun facts that one may not know about the popcorn. This website has clear and straightforward facts that contribute to its easy and fun reading.
“Cracker Jack.” NPR Radio News 26 August 2002. 30 March 2005 < http://www.npr.org/programs/ morning/features/patc/crackerjack/ >.
This website acknowledges the popularity of Cracker Jack and explains where it came from. It provides some interesting details and specific years where Cracker Jack had their most prominent strides forward.
Case, Dick. “Book Serves Up the Life of Syracuse 's 'Aunt Jemima.'” The Post Standard 3 Nov. 2002. 8 March 2005 < http://www.syracusethenandnow.net/History/AuntJemima.htm >.
Columnist writer, Dick Case, finds out as much as he can about the women who played as Aunt Jemima. He traces Aunt Jemima back to the 1890s, where Nancy Green played the role.
Green, Joey. “Aunt Jemima.” Joey Green 2004. 30 March 2005 < http://www.wackyuses.com/wf_aunt jem.html >.
Short, but to the point, Joey Green provides a significant number of facts about the inventors of Aunt Jemima and the woman who played the role as Aunt Jemima for the first time. He includes famous people who have sang about, or represented Aunt Jemima since the time it was invented.
"Google Image Search." Google 2005. 30 March 2005 <images.google.com>.
This website searches 1,187,630,000 pictures to provide the viewer with the perfect picture. All of the pictures used in "Chicago Inventions" were found from this amazing search engine.
“History of the Zipper.” Apparel Search Company 1999-2005. 30 March 2005 < http://www.apparel search.com/zipper_history.htm >.
In 1923, the zipper that is used today was patented. This website supplies a descriptive picture of the zipper and how it worked when it was patented.
“How Cracker Jack Began.” Angelfire 30 March 2005 <http://www.angelfire.com/mt/crackerjack/ beginning.html>.
The main focus of this entire website is Cracker Jack and everything that anyone would want to know about it. The author includes the history of Cracker Jack, the prizes over the years, the ads over the years, the tins over the years, and anything else that is relevant to Cracker Jack.
Larson, Erik. "The Devil in the White City." New York: Vintage Books, 2004.
Creating a stunning novel filled with "Murder, Magic, and Mystery," this novel is sure to capture all kinds of audiences. Speaking of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, this novel shows the reader what it was like to be at the Fair. Larson really does combine murder and magic together in one novel.
"Pabst Blue Ribbon." Pabst Blue Ribbon Website 2004. 15 April 2005 <www.pabstblueribbon.com/ history.htm>.
Coming from the Pabst Blue Ribbon Official Website, this site provides concrete details about the man who invented the popular beer. The site includes several pictures of the old beer cans and has many different examples of the company's previous advertisements.
"Pabst Blue Ribbon." Wikipedia 14 April 2005. 15 April 2005 <http://www.answers.com/topic/pabst- blue-ribbon?method=5>.
Listing several influential dates in the history of Pabst Blue Ribbon, this page accounts for all the details important to the beer. It tells about the people, places and events that occured to make the beer what it is today.
Schulman, Bruce R. “The Ferris Wheel.” Architecture Ring 1996-2002. 30 March 2005 < http://users. vnet.net/schulman/Columbian/ferris.html >.
This website provides all the information down to the last tiny details. It provides all the measurements of the original Ferris Wheel and it includes pictures of the first Ferris Wheel and of the man who invented it – Mr. George Ferris.
“William Wrigley Jr.” Wrigley's Gum Website 8 March 2005 < http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley/about/ about_story_wm_wrigley_jr_bio.asp >.
Giving the reader all details, this author is sure to include the fact that Wrigley's chewing gum started out as a soap company and not a gum company. This author seems very knowledgeable and includes information dating back to the time that the gum company started.
Wilson, Steven. “Ferris Wheels.” Steven Wilson: Rides, Towers, and More 21 April 2003. 30 March 2005 <http://members.aol.com/interama/wheel.htm>.
Showing off the many different kinds of Ferris Wheels, Bruce Schulman provides a number of pictures of Ferris Wheels. The pictures provide a wide variety of Ferris Wheels, showing that there is not just one “Ferris Wheel.”