Once upon a time

Pre-potholes - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," describes the difficulty traveling Hinsdale's first streets. "Hinsdale early dirt roads were difficult to travel. Wet weather buried wheels in mud, dry spells produced clouds of dust and ruts were a year-round problem. This photograph shows a car stuck on muddy Hinsdale Avenue. The village began paving Hinsdale streets in 1892, using brick or wood blocks."