Winnetka (Images of America: Illinois) ArLynn Leiber Presser

ISBN: 9780738560977

Published: June 24th 2009

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128 pages


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Winnetka (Images of America: Illinois)  by  ArLynn Leiber Presser

Winnetka (Images of America: Illinois) by ArLynn Leiber Presser
June 24th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738560977 | 3.31 Mb

In 1854, as the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad Company made plans to lay track through the Green Bay Trail north of Chicago, builder Charles Peck subdivided the surrounding woods. His wife Sarah declared that they must name this land Winnetka,MoreIn 1854, as the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad Company made plans to lay track through the Green Bay Trail north of Chicago, builder Charles Peck subdivided the surrounding woods.

His wife Sarah declared that they must name this land Winnetka, meaning beautiful land in Native American. There is no proof that the word means beautiful land in any language--but all who visit Winnetka agree it is an apt description. Bordered by Lake Michigan and the lagoons and woods of the Cook County forest preserve, Winnetka is a town of well-tended lawns with vibrant spring tulips and daffodils giving way to summers leafy hostas. Its homes are found in historical registers, its shopping districts are charming and quaint, and its beaches and parks invite one to play hooky for an afternoon.

Winnetkas residents are good neighbors, reaching out to one another in times of fun and times of tragedy, devoted to excellence in education and in their professional lives.



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