Once upon a time
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Preferred provider - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the Beckwith estate. "Troubled by chronic war wounds, Civil War veteran Charles Kimball was a patient of Dr. David Paulson, a Chicago physician associated with Michigan's Battle Creek Sanitarium. Kimball persuaded Paulson to open a branch of the sanitarium in Hinsdale on the former Beckwith estate. Located north of the railroad tracks near Oak Street, the 10-acre property was purchased by Kimball in 1904, who offered it to Paulson on generous terms."