Once upon a time

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 wonderful ice skating all the way to Elmhurst. Warmed by fires built along the shore, some skaters enjoyed picnics brought from home. While hockey was popular by day, a moonlit evening could find 200 or 300 skaters covering the ice."