Downers Grove, Illinois Revisited (Images of America Series)

Downers Grove, Illinois Revisited (Images of America Series)

by Montrew Dunham


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Downers Grove, Illinois Revisited (Images of America Series) by Montrew Dunham

On a May evening in 1832, a solitary 50-year-old man on horseback rode toward an oak grove that rose majestically from the quiet Illinois prairie. Stopping at this beautiful site, the man bent a sapling to mark his claim to the rich Illinois farmland that would be his for the settling. In that singular act, Pierce Downer founded the town that would bear his name: Downers Grove, Illinois.

He could hardly have imagined the remarkable development of the bucolic prairie town, 22 miles west of Chicago, as it grew to a thriving suburb with a population of nearly 50,000. Many unique and influential people have shaped the history of Downers Grove.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738531953
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 819,518
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Explore the town's history with author, historian, and Downers Grove Historical Society member Montrew Dunham, and travel through time to meet the people and visit the places that have given Downers Grove its rich, unique heritage.

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