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Position:America's Original GI Town: Park Forest, Illinois and Niagara Falls: With the Niagara Parks, Clifton Hill, and Other Area Attractions, 3d ed. - Brief article - Book review
 
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America's Original GI Town, new edition

Gregory C. Randall

Windsor Hill Publishing

119 Poppy Court, Walnut Creek, California 94596

9780982837603 $24.95 www.gregorycrandall.com

Now in a new edition, America's Original GI Town: Park Forest, Illinois chronicles the history of the planning, design, building, and expansion of Park Forest, a.k.a. "GI Town", a community created partly in response to America's peacetime housing shortage. America's Original GI Town reveals the inception of what would become Park Forest, how the site of the future town was acquired, how the planners of Park Forest drew upon English garden cities and New Deal greenbelt towns in order to plan a solid community, and how their interpretation affected American community development up to the modern day. A handful of vintage black-and-white photographs and diagrams illustrate this thoughtful and worthy contribution to American history shelves.

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