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 businessesalong with the people whose hard work helped the village prosperare captured in over 200 vintage photographs within the pages of Long Grove.
About 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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Long Grove, Illinois (Images of America Series) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mostly photos and cutlines from Long Grove, Illinois. It's where my 2nd great grandfather settled when he moved from the Alsace area of France in the 1850s.03/10/2010