Bloomingdale, Illinois (Images of America Series)
  • Bloomingdale, Illinois (Images of America Series)
  • Bloomingdale, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Bloomingdale, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Annamarie Erickson, Mary Ellen Johnson
     
 


This photographic journal traces Bloomingdale's development chronologically from its earliest days through its sesquicentennial celebration. The area claimed in 1833 by the Meacham brothers, who traveled from the east in search of land and opportunities, encompassed parts of present-day Roselle, Medinah, and Cloverdale. The Meacham brothers and those who followed… See more details below

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This photographic journal traces Bloomingdale's development chronologically from its earliest days through its sesquicentennial celebration. The area claimed in 1833 by the Meacham brothers, who traveled from the east in search of land and opportunities, encompassed parts of present-day Roselle, Medinah, and Cloverdale. The Meacham brothers and those who followed formed an agricultural community that thrived in its location on a major thoroughfare, the Chicago Galena Highway. Retail was an important part of Bloomingdale by the time the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad came through the northern part of Bloomingdale Township in 1873. Largely "Smalltown, USA" for a number of years, Bloomingdale came into its own in the mid-1970s with an explosion of population, business, and prosperity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738551982
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/09/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,374,444
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.35(d)

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