Mount Trashmore (Illinois)
Mount Trashmore is a 65 ft. hill located in Robert E. James Park in Evanston, Illinois. Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse as it was a solid waste landfill that was closed and converted into a park in 1965.
In 1973, Evanston began allowing skiing on Mount Trashmore, installing a tow rope and snow making machines.
In the summer of 1995, Northwestern University football strength and conditioning director, Larry Lilja planted a small Rose Bowl flag at the top of Mount Trashmore and had the Wildcats repeatedly run up the mountain. They went on to play in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1996.
- Fuller, Jack (1973-11-29), "Turning garbage into ski slopes", The Chicago Tribune
- Evanston Parks and Recreation - Ice Skating and Sledding  External link in
- Kim, John J. (January 16, 2015), "Sledding on Mount Trashmore ", The Chicago Tribune External link in
- LaTourette, Larry, Northwestern Wildcat Football
- Evanston Parks and Recreation - Ice Skating and Sledding 
- Originally made for PBS WTTW-Chicago, this is a rare clip of Orv Pibbs & Band, shot at Mt. Trashmore, in Evanston, Illinois. Although, severely deteriorated due to time, this is a fine representation, of the creative atmosphere of the Chicago music scene at that time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoQpsAPDieM
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