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    • Plan of Town

    • Park Forest (Ill.)--History; Architecture--United States--History; Suburbs--United States--History; Real estate development--United States--History; Suburban homes--United States--History; Suburban life--United States--History
    • The Plan of Town was the development plan and related information as prepared by American Community Builders’ staff the architects and planners in 1946. It was submitted to the Federal Housing Authority on November 12, 1946, as their proposal for...
    • Harold Brown

    • Suburbs--United States--History; Real estate development--United States--History; Suburban homes--United States--History; Suburban life--United States--History; Park Forest (Il.)--History; School integration--Illinois
    • History of Park Forest, Illinois, a post-World War II planned community.
      Harold Brown came to Park Forest in 1955. He became a community leader, serving on the school boards of District 163 and 227. Later than this oral history interview, he...
    • A History of Hampshire

    • Hampshire (IL) -- History; Churches -- Hampshire (IL); Churches -- Henpeck (IL); Schools -- Hampshire (IL); Henpeck (IL) -- History; Deerfield (IL) -- History; Burlington (IL) -- History; Rutlandville (IL) -- History; Dairying -- United States –...
    • This was originally written as an essay for the Wednesday Club and was later revised for wider publication.
    • River view near Elizabeth, Ill.

    • Views--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, on postcard paper, a river next to a rock outcropping near Elizabeth, Ill. The river is presumably the Apple River. A cow stands in the river and another stands in the field. Printed on photo is "RIVER...
    • Hunter's Tavern near Elizabeth, Ill.

    • Views--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, on postcard paper, showing rock formations in a wooded area near Elizabeth. Printed on photo is "HUNTER'S TAVERN/ELIZABETH, ILL." Taken some time between 1924 and 1949. 9 cm x 14 cm.
    • Record-Breaking snow on Main Street in Galena, 1959

    • Blizzards--United States--Illinois--History; Streets--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing snow on the sidewalks, street, and a car on Main Street in Galena. Signs are visible for "Heron Insurance Service" and "Rexall Drugs". Handwritten in black ink on reverse is, "TAKEN-MCH. 5, 1959-GALENA,...
    • Portrait of Helen Bedford Cooley

    • Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait of Helen Bedford Cooley at the age of 2 1/2 years. She wears a light-colored off-the-shoulder dress, white stockings, and black shoes. She sits on a stool, and her feet rest on a smaller stool. Photo is a...
    • Galena, Ill. Masonic Band

    • Freemasonry--United States--Illinois--History; Marching bands--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing men in uniforms and hats holding musical instruments. One has a large drum that reads, 'MASONIC BAND/GALENA, ILL." and has the symbol for the Freemasons on it. Taken circa 1910. 9 cm x 11 cm.
    • Galena, Ill. Masonic Band in Turner Hall

    • Freemasonry--United States--Illinois--History; Marching bands--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing men in uniforms and hats holding musical instruments on stage at Turner Hall in Galena. One has a large drum that reads, 'MASONIC BAND/GALENA, ILL." and has the symbol for the Freemasons on it. A large...
    • Elizabeth High School basketball team of 1926

    • Basketball teams--United States--Illinois--History; Education, secondary--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing the Elizabeth High School basketball team from 1926, with Harold Taft as coach. Three boys in sweatshirts and shorts stand in the back with Taft; four boys in uniforms with "EHS" on them are seated in...
    • Elizabeth High School basketball team of 1931

    • Basketball teams--United States--Illinois--History; Education, secondary--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing the Elizabeth High School basketball team from 1926, with Harold Taft as coach. Three boys in sweatshirts and shorts stand in the back with Taft; four boys in uniforms with "EHS" on them are seated in...
    • Big Snow of March 15, 1959

    • Snow--United States--Illinois--History; Parsonages--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing snow on the roofs and front yard of the St. Michael's Catholic Church rectory on Bench Street in Galena. Handwritten in blue ink on reverse is, "BIG SNOW OF MCH. 15, 1959-GALENA, ILL./FIR TREE IN YARD...
    • Portrait of Mrs. Virginia Merten

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait of Mrs. Virginia Merten, wife of B. F. Merten. She is shown full body, wearing a long-sleeved gown with black decorative piping. She wears white undersleeves and a white collar. Her hair is pulled back,...
    • Portrait of General Japser A. Maltby

    • Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Soldiers--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Print, photographic, sepai-toned, portrait of General Jasper A. Maltby, in full figure, wearing a Civil War uniform, holding his hat in his hand. He rests one of his hands on a chair. Photo is a carte de visite, mounted on off-white board. Reverse...
    • Portrait of Joe and Henry Miller

    • Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait of Joe Miller and Henry Miller as boys. The younger boy sits on a wicker chair with his ankles crossed and holds a hoop and stick. The older boy stands, with one elbow resting on a decorative column and...
    • Portrait of Emma Scheerer

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, portrait (most likely bridal) of Emma Scheerer. She wears a long-sleeved, high collar, long skirted white dress. Her hair is pulled back, and her hands rest on a piece of furniture draped with a tapestry. Photo is...
    • First Schoolhouse

    • Hampshire (IL) -- 1936; Hampshire (IL) -- Photographs; Log cabins; Log cabins-- History -- 19th century; Public spaces -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Park; School -- United States -- History;
    • The origins of this photo are uncertain; however, this copy came out of the collection of Dale Melms. His father bought the Higgins farm in the 1930's and later donated this, the first schoolhouse in the Hampshire area, to the park district. As a...

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