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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.
    • Native American Axe Head, undated

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    • Photograph of a Native American axe head of unknown date and origin found near the corner of Golf Road and Knox Avenue in Skokie, Illinois. This photograph appears on page 12 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Jacob Meyer Tintype Photograph, 1880s

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    • Tintype photograph of Jacob Meyer from the 1880s. Jabob Meyer was the youngest son of Elizabeth and Nicholas Meyer, who built and lived in the historic log cabin. Jacobs wife, Margaret Harrer Meyer, was a member of the Austrian Harrer clan who were...
    • Wooden Scribe Photograph

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    • Photograph of a wooden scribe of unknown date and origin found in the Skokie area. A scribe was a carpentry tool used to make cut marks on wood. This photograph appears on page 31 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Horses Jaw Bone

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    • Photograph of a horses jaw bone found behind 8020 Lincoln Avenue in Niles Center, Illinois. The site was a blacksmith shop in the late 1800s. This photograph appears on page 16 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
    • Peter Blameuser Photograph, circa 1855

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    • Portrait photograph of Peter Blameuser, Jr., circa 1855. An immigrant from Prussia, Peter Blameuser, Jr. settled in Niles Township in 1865. Blameuser quickly established himself as a builder; landlord and landowner, a merchant, and a saloon owner....
    • Rose Tavern Photograph, pre 1910

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    • Photograph of the Rose Tavern in the Niles Center Hotel in Niles Center, Illinois prior to 1910. Shown: unidentified picnickers standing outside of the Rose Tavern. The Niles Center Hotel was built by Fritz Rose at the southeast corner of Oakton...

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