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Glen Ellyn : Illinois (Paperback)

Author: Ward, Russ

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Glen Ellyn took its name from a Victorian real estate development whose massive promotional campaigns brought this unusually beautiful village to the attention of city dwellers eager to move their families away from the grimy, coal-fired environs of Chicago. Its story begins with hardy New Englanders who felled trees to build log cabins, broke the virgin prairie sod, and trapped wild game in the marshlands that would become greater Chicago, continuing through the radical changes that came with the railroad and the Civil War. From Potawatomi Indians and pioneers to an important Underground Railway station; from a luxurious lakeside health resort with a fabulous grand hotel to one of Chicago''s premier suburban communities, Glen Ellyn presents the village''s rich history with evocative photographs from the collection of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738540153
SKU 202488778
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738540153
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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