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    Re: Illinois drainage
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Nov 22, 01:22 -0500

    > ...This allowed, using a series of lock &
    > dams, the Chicago River to have it's flow reversed and thusly solving the
    > sanitation problem of the day and allowed commerce to travel from the Great
    > Lakes to the Mississippi River and down to the southern states. (Back in those
    > days, St. Louis was a bigger "city" and it's thought that the establishment of
    > the I&M Canal signalle! d the turnaround for Chicago to become the future "Hub
    > of the MidWest".)
    
    As the joke goes, a Chicago native tells the St. Louis native they send all
    their crap to St. Louis.  The St. Louis resident replies, "Yes, but we
    package it and send it back.  We call it Budweiser."
    
    Bill
    And he's here all week ;-)
    
    
    

       
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