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B.C. - before coffee - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is taken from the corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Washington Street facing east. "Hinsdale... — Updated 5/18/2022

 

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Cheers! - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of what was to become the York Tavern. "North of his (Benjamin Fuller) house across the creek,... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

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That old house - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows the home of Benjamin Fuller. It was relocated near the Graue Mill parking lot in 1980.... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

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Early classroom - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows the kindergarten classroom at Monroe School in 1929, complete with fireplace and play... — Updated 4/20/2022

 

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Public safety - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows Hinsdale Police and Fire Department's building. "Built as a federal public works project... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

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Horse powered fire truck - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows the fire deparment's hose cart ready for a parade in 1905. "Before 1912, horses... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

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March madness continues — This photo in Sandy Williams’ book, “Images of America — Hinsdale,” is of the Hinsdale Township High School 1905 girls basketball team. “Girls also participated in high school sports. This is... — Updated 3/30/2022

 

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March madness -This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the Hinsdale Township High School 1909 basketball team. "The high school state basketball... — Updated 3/23/2022

 

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Safe harbour - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows The Life Boat Rescue Home for unwed mothers and abandoned children. The home was started... — Updated 3/16/2022

 

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Going postal - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the post office on Garfield and Chicago avenues. Hinsdale's village president at the time... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

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First church of Hinsdale - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows Hinsdale's first church, built by a Baptist congregation. "The Baptists were... — Updated 3/2/2022

 

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Wooden walks - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions the village sidewalk system - or lack of one - in the early days of the village. "Before... — Updated 2/9/2022

 

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Frozen Salt Creek - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows this photo of a frozen Salt Creek from the early 1900s. "After a hard freeze, Salt Creek offered... — Updated 1/26/2022

 

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Vintage view - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," describes what the central business district looked like in the 19th century. "Long, narrow 25-foot lots... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

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First park - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions that Burlington Park was the site of the first public landscaping in the village. "After the railroad... — Updated 12/29/2021

 

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Can you hear me now? Part Two - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," talks about life before cell phones, or any phones. "In 1896, telephones were at last... — Updated 12/22/2021

 

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'Happy Hall-idays' - That was the greeting that Vinaya Sharma used on the first of the Christmas Cards he began designing and sending out in 1996. Sharma has appeared on his cards... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

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Early settler - Benjamin Fuller came by horseback from New York State in 1834 looking for a place to make his home. He eventually settled on Brush Hill, just north of Ogden Avenue... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

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Road trip - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions the Castle Inn, which was on Ogden Avenue. "Over time, (Benjamin) Fuller amassed about 800 acres. His... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

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Early churches - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," highlights the early churches built in Hinsdale. "On a lot just west of the Episcopal church, this... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

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Early churches - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," highlights the early churches built in Hinsdale. "Formally organized in 1875, the Episcopal congregation... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

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New car smell ­- Hinsdalean Ralph Homann sends us this picture of his dad, Henry, standing by his sister Marie's new car in their parents' driveway at 728 S. Bruner St., with... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

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Early churches - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," highlights the early churches built in Hinsdale. "In 1870 O.J. Stough donated land on Maple Street near... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

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Club house - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions The Hinsdale Club, which was founded in 1888. It was "initially an informal men's group that met above a... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

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Social network - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions that in 1872, O.J. Stough built a building at 11 N. Lincoln St. that had a school on the first floor... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

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