Lincolnshire, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Overview


Although the village of Lincolnshire has only been in existence since 1957, the historic communities from which it was created have been around for much longer. This thriving suburban area, born of humble beginnings, is now home to more than 700,000 residents. It was first settled in 1833 by a stalwart veteran of the War of 1812, who alone forged a path into the virgin wilderness. Aided by the local Potawatomi, Capt. Daniel Wright unknowingly became the originator of not only Vernon Township, but of an entire ...
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Overview


Although the village of Lincolnshire has only been in existence since 1957, the historic communities from which it was created have been around for much longer. This thriving suburban area, born of humble beginnings, is now home to more than 700,000 residents. It was first settled in 1833 by a stalwart veteran of the War of 1812, who alone forged a path into the virgin wilderness. Aided by the local Potawatomi, Capt. Daniel Wright unknowingly became the originator of not only Vernon Township, but of an entire county. The towns of Half Day, Prairie View, and Aptakisic were soon forged by a group of hearty New Englanders who all possessed the same pioneering spirit that enabled them to survive and thrive in their newfound home. Come and discover the cradle of Lake County--come and discover Lincolnshire.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738591964
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/23/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,373,577
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Lisa Marie Smith has been a youth librarian at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire for more than 20 years. She has unearthed and compiled photographs and stories of this historic area that have been hidden away and never told before in a single volume until now.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Beginnings and Half Day 9

2 Prairie View and the Railroad 45

3 Birth of a new Village 85

4 Today's Lincolnshire and Vernon Township 101

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