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Long Grove, Illinois (Images of America Series)
     

Long Grove, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Nancy Schumm-Burgess
 

Long Grove is a unique village. Nestled between stands of oak and hickory trees and slow-moving creeks, and surrounded by quiet farmland, it is an escape from the suburban sprawl that can be found a short drive in any direction. First settled in the 1830s by German immigrants, Long Grove served as a crossroads between Chicago and Milwaukee, and many city dwellers

Overview


Long Grove is a unique village. Nestled between stands of oak and hickory trees and slow-moving creeks, and surrounded by quiet farmland, it is an escape from the suburban sprawl that can be found a short drive in any direction. First settled in the 1830s by German immigrants, Long Grove served as a crossroads between Chicago and Milwaukee, and many city dwellers today pass through its signature covered bridge and into the village’s charming early-1900s shopping district to revisit that bygone era of
American history. Old churches, barns, and businesses—along with the people whose hard work helped the village prosper—are captured in over 200 vintage photographs within the pages of Long Grove.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738540368
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/21/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
879,484
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Nancy Schumm-Burgess has been writing historical articles and books in the Long Grove area since 1994. She is the author of The Barns of Lake County, Hearts Full of Compassion, Gardens and Other Sanctuaries in Long Grove, Illinois, and many history articles for papers such as the Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press, and the Daily Herald. Her photographs have been featured in books, exhibits, and on the Oprah Winfrey show. Schumm-Burgess has lived in the Long Grove area since 1988.

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