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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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Vacation home - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions the therapeutic effects Chicagoans enjoyed from a vacation in Hinsdale. "The Fresh Air Association... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

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Early football - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," this photo shows the Hinsdale football town team. The game was against Downers Grove in 1913. Only one... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

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Overdue - From "Images of America - Hinsdale" by Sandy Williams: "Founded as a private association in 1886, any 'reputable' person could become a member of the Hinsdale Library... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

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Early education ­- Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," includes a photo of Matilda Hiatt, who influenced the lives of many Hinsdaleans. "In a small studio behind... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

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Octogenarian on Eighth - The Community House is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding this year. The original facility was on the corner of Garfield Avenue and First... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

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Back to school - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," busing began in 1929 in Hinsdale. At first the bus only picked up the remote Monroe School students. The... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

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Playing around - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows a photo of Burns Field after its 1938 completion. This view is from Monroe Street looking east. The... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

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Complete retreat - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," describes how KLM became a park in the village. "The KLM Lodge, a dining and recreation hall for the... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

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Vacation destination - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," KLM was once a vacation spot. "Alexander Legge, president of International Harvester, and... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

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Special delivery - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Charles Kimball was a Civil War veteran who was troubled by pain from chronic war wounds. He... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

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Early worship - Sandy Williams writes in "Images of America - Hinsdale" about the first Zion Lutheran Church, which stood on the northeast corner of Vine and Second streets and was... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

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Early worship - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," comes this picture of the Swedish Evangelical Church. "Organized about 1889, the Swedish Evangelical... — Updated 7/7/2021

 

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Early worship - German Lutherans split from their Fullersburg congregation, wanting a church closer to their Hinsdale neighborhood. "In 1900, skilled congregants volunteered their... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

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A little bit of France - This home at 314 N. Lincoln St. was built for William D. Gates, founder and president of American Terra Cotta Company. Not surprisingly, the entire... — Updated 6/28/2021

 

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