Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Images of America Series)

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by Russ Ward, Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Historical Society
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738540153
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/21/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
893,956
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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