Downers Grove Revisited

by Montrew Dunham (Author)
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Travel through time to meet the people and visit the places that have given Downers Grove its rich, unique heritage.


On a May evening in 1832, a solitary 50-year-old man on horseback rode toward an oak grove that rose majestically from the quiet Illinois prairie. Stopping at this beautiful site, the man bent a sapling to mark his claim to the rich Illinois farmland that would be his for the settling. In that singular act, Pierce Downer founded the town that would bear his name: Downers Grove, Illinois.

He could hardly have imagined the remarkable development of the bucolic prairie town, 22 miles west of Chicago, as it grew to a thriving suburb with a population of nearly 50,000. Many unique and influential people have shaped the history of Downers Grove.

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Publication date
September 16, 2003
Publisher
Collection
Page count
128
ISBN
9781439614709
Paper ISBN
9780738531953
File size
45 MB