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Evanston, Illinois, USA

The ice cream "sundae" was named in Evanston. The piety of the town resented the dissipating influences of the soda fountain on Sunday and the good town fathers, yielding to this churchly influence, passed an ordinance prohibiting the retailing of ice cream sodas on Sunday. Ingenious confectioners and drug store operators obeying the law, served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda. Objections then was made to christening a dish after the Sabbath. So the spelling of "sunday" was changed. It became an established dish and an established word and finally the "sundae".

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  • 1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
    1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Evanston
    Ev’anston, a handsome post-village of Cook co., Ill., on Lake Michigan, 12 miles N. of Chicago. It is on the Milwaukee division of the Chicago &...Read MORE...


  • Evanston, Illinois, USA
    First M. E. Church
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  • Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Fountain Square
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  • 1916
    Evanston, a city of Cook co., Ill., on Lake Michigan, 12 miles N. of Chicago. Lat. of Dearborn Observatory, 42° 3' 33" N. ; Lon. 87° 40' 36" W. It is ...Read MORE...


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    The Georgian Hotel
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  • 1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
    1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Evanston
    Ev’anston, a handsome post-village of Cook co., Ill., on Lake Michigan, 12 miles N. of Chicago. It is on the Milwaukee division of the Chicago &... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Evanston, a city of Cook co., Ill., on Lake Michigan, 12 miles N. of Chicago. Lat. of Dearborn Observatory, 42° 3' 33" N. ; Lon. 87° 40' 36" W. It is ... Read MORE...

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