Augmented Reality App Offers New Look at Eastland Disaster

We’ve discussed the Eastland Disaster many times on Chicago Tonight. The 1915 tragedy killed nearly 850 people when a passenger ship capsized in the Chicago River. 

Now there is a remarkable new way to step back in time and come to face-to-face with this piece of Chicago history. 

It's an augmented reality app called Chicago00. Jay Shefsky has details.

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John Russick of the Chicago History Museum will give a public tour Friday at 12:15 p.m. to anyone who downloads the app and show up at the northeast corner of LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive.


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