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Pat’s Tavern by Thomas J. CraneThe ShackA haven or escape from Woodlawn built on the banks of the Kankakee River, in Illinois, during my father's roofing and gambling years.The shack provided my father and my family not only an escape from Chicago, but a place where we could enjoy nature. I have many memories of our lives at the shack as well as with my dog, Rusty.Kankakee comes from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki which means “Wonderful Land.” Kankakakee was the home of the Pottawatomie Indians.83

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