Oak Park, Illinois (Postcard History Series)

Oak Park, Illinois (Postcard History Series)

by Douglas Deuchler
     
 

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Although it was first settled in the 1830s, Oak Park did not become an independent municipality until it split from Cicero Township in 1902. No longer a rustic small town, the village soon became a population magnet, attracting ever-larger numbers of prosperous, progressive people to settle in what many soon referred to as "the finest of the streetcar suburbs."See more details below

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Although it was first settled in the 1830s, Oak Park did not become an independent municipality until it split from Cicero Township in 1902. No longer a rustic small town, the village soon became a population magnet, attracting ever-larger numbers of prosperous, progressive people to settle in what many soon referred to as "the finest of the streetcar suburbs."

Coincidentally, use of the penny picture postcard had approached a national mania during this era. Thus from the earliest years of the 20th century, the rapid growth and development of Oak Park was well documented, even celebrated, with a vast and varied array of outstanding postcard images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738531601
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,329,309
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.36(d)

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