Wauconda, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Wauconda, Illinois (Images of America Series)


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Wauconda, Illinois (Images of America Series) by Kathy Catrambone, Marianne Folise

To the Algonquin-speaking Native Americans, the territory later to be named Wauconda was their land. With the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, they were forced to cede it to the US government and move west of the Mississippi River. This action paved the way for white European Americans to settle and prosper. Their descendants thrived, built successful businesses, and raised families. Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, the railroad and new roads brought out Chicago city folks who cooled themselves on Wauconda’s sandy beaches. Now many 21st-century residents who can trace their lineage to those early families continue to live and work as Wauconda adapts to growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738583174
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 412,531
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

In 1939, Kathy Catrambone’s grandfather purchased land in Wauconda on which sat a small cottage. He established a summer tradition that his family continues to enjoy more than 70 years later. Marianne Folise’s father and uncles purchased land after World War II in Maiman’s Lakeside Subdivision. They enjoyed helping each other build summer cottages that they later converted to their permanent residences. Marianne is a 1959 graduate of Wauconda Township High School and maintains many close friendships with former classmates.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Settlers 9

2 Prominent Families 15

3 Early Main Street and the Railroad 31

4 Businesses 39

5 Beaches and Resorts 65

6 Life on the Farm 77

7 Churches 87

8 Schools 97

9 Those Who Serve 111

10 Wauconda in the News 121

Selected Bibliography 127

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Wauconda, Illinois (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Semperfi73 More than 1 year ago
This is Kathy Catrambone's 2nd book in the series and she doesn't dissapoint! The Taylor Sreet: Chicago's Little Italy book was a great look into the early days of little Italy on the City's near west side. I'm looking forward to this one!!
Edith72 More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for this book to come out! I grew up in Wauconda and would love to go back in time and reignite some memories!!