Illinois Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Book Description

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Illinoisan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Illinois Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Richard Moreno takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Prairie State.

Take a date to the World’s Largest Laundromat, a 13,500-square-foot facility in Berwyn with 153 washers and 148 dryers in nearly constant use.

Enter Chicago’s “sub” culture with a museum visit to the U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.

Visit the site in Carthage where Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith was murdered on June 27, 1844.
 
Learn about the strange case of H. H. Holmes’ notorious Murder Castle and the sad tale of Burr Oak Cemetery.

About Moreno, Richard

Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored seven Nevada-related books. A former Director of Advertising and Public Relations for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, he was selected as a 2007 recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award.