North Aurora: 1834-1940 is a quintessential study of what happened when settlers arrived in the Midwest in the 1830s. The village's location on the Fox River provided plentiful trees and waterpower for sawmills. Soon other mills, smelting works, a packing plant, a door-sash-blind factory, and a creamery all came to town. The village's railroad enabled its Boswell Cheese Factory to ship cream cheese to England in 1877. By 1922, North Aurora had a huge entertainment complex, a popular racetrack, and a hotel. Today the village is growing rapidly but still maintains its rural atmosphere.
About the Author
North Aurora: 1834-1940 is Jim and Wynette Edwards's 10th local history book for Arcadia Publishing. Their latest titles are Chicago: City of Flight, Kane County, and Chicago Entertainment: Between the Wars, 1919-1939.