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Our Crazy Roads

Why do our roads go this way and that? It often depends on who created them. Large animals and the Indians who hunted them are probably responsible for the gentle curves of Algonquin Road and Dundee Road. The original trails … Continue reading

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Take a Chance

With business in the doldrums in 1835, the three Lebanon, New Hampshire,¬†brothers decided to strike out for the West. Their father gave them each a thousand dollars. Having heard that Indian lands east of the Mississippi River¬†were opening up, the … Continue reading

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Plum Grove in 1838

From Palatine drive south on Plum Grove Road sometime and turn right on Old Plum Grove Road. As you travel down the pretty winding lane take a look at the scenery on the left. What you are looking at is … Continue reading

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