Once upon a time

Park and recreation - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of Burlington Park. "Hinsdale's first public landscaping endeavor took place at Burlington Park. After the railroad granted use of the site in 1877, fencing and evergreens were installed, When the new depot was built in 1899, the village acquired the remainder of the block, setting the stage for walkways and flower beds to showcase Hinsdale's "front yard." In this early photograph, Flagg Creek, covered in 1934, is still visible on the right.