Grayslake and Avon Township, Illinois [Images of America Series]
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Grayslake and Avon Township, Illinois [Images of America Series]

by Charlotte K. Renehan
     
 

Starting in 1836, permanent settlers came into the area to be known as Avon Township. They found fertile prairie, groves of virgin timber, and pristine lakes, and they broke the soil and tilled the ground to make a subsistance living. The coming of two railroads promoted the growth of villages and made it easy for city people to come and enjoy the recreational

Overview


Starting in 1836, permanent settlers came into the area to be known as Avon Township. They found fertile prairie, groves of virgin timber, and pristine lakes, and they broke the soil and tilled the ground to make a subsistance living. The coming of two railroads promoted the growth of villages and made it easy for city people to come and enjoy the recreational activities offered by the lakes. These people soon stayed, and the farmland began disappearing. Today Avon Township is home to several incorporated villages, the Lake County Fair, the

College of Lake County, and the University Center of Lake County.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738550978
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/26/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,144,688
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


When the Grayslake Historical Society was founded in 1976, Charlotte K. Renehan became a charter member. Since then she has held society offices, co-chaired the Grayslake history book, authored three award-winning books on local history, and written two family histories. The images for this book are from her private collection, the archives of the Grayslake Historical Society, and various other sources. The author's proceeds from the sale of this book are directed to the Grayslake Historical Society.

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