Deerpark

Deerpark

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by Brian J. Lewis
     
 
DeKalb was originally known as Huntley's Grove, named after Russell Huntley, an early settler who was one of its founders. The area had also been known as Buena Vista and DeKalb Center, before settling on the name DeKalb in 1881. The name was derived from Baron Johann DeKalb (1721-1780), a German soldier who served under Washington at Valley Forge and died a

Overview

DeKalb was originally known as Huntley's Grove, named after Russell Huntley, an early settler who was one of its founders. The area had also been known as Buena Vista and DeKalb Center, before settling on the name DeKalb in 1881. The name was derived from Baron Johann DeKalb (1721-1780), a German soldier who served under Washington at Valley Forge and died a Revolutionary War hero. Three august DeKalb men are credited with the invention of barbed wire and began manufacturing it in 1873. Today DeKalb is a world leader in hybrid seed development and genetic research, as well as the home of Northern Illinois University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439611739
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
56 MB
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Meet the Author


Historian Brian J. Lewis has selected more than two hundred images from the archives of the Minisink Valley Historical Society, the Deerpark Historian's Office, the Neversink Valley Area Museum, as well as from private sources and his own collection. He has deep roots in the community, and his love for the town and its history is evident in Deerpark.

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