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    • Levi Hartong Family Portrait

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; People
    • Studio portrait of the Hartong family top row left to right as you are viewing the image: Levi Austin Hartong, Maria Jenny Hartong, Miles Victor Hartong Seated: Dora Alyce Hartong, Eliza Ann Hartong, Catherine Myers Hartong, Levi Hartong and Amanda...
    • M.V. Hartong Barber Shop

    • Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This was M.V. Hartong's Barber Shop in 1896 and shows; 1. Ivan Rhodes 2. M.V. Hartong 3. Bert Tounshendeau 4. Unidentified 5. Everton 6. L.A. Hartong. Mike Rousch had his shoe shop to the left, George Wraith's Restaurant to the right. The boys...
    • French Trading Post near Palos

    • Forts & fortifications; Illinois--Cook County; Rivers--Illinois; Trading Posts
    • Miles Hartong had a keen interest in not only the history of Plainfield, but also that of the entire NE Illinois region. Because of this, he made contact with many other historians about the remnants of old forts in the area. One such person was a...
    • Pumphouse No 1 Miles Hartong

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of Pumphouse No. 1 of the Plainfield Water Works. It is located about 1/2 mile north of the village. The Plainfield Water Works is the best planned works in the state. It is entirely automatic and requires no personal attention....
    • French Trading Post near Joliet

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Trading Posts
    • This is another sketch of a French trading post, this one located 500 ft. W and 75 ft. S of the NE corner of the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 8 in Joliet Twp. The embankments and caches were still visible when Hartong visited this site in 1934. M.V....
    • Greenwood Shoe Shop

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Shoemakers--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the Greenwood Shoe Shop on Main St. (which) in the early days was the principal business street in the village. Mr. Greenwood was born 1827 in Yorkshire, England, and came to Plainfield, IL in 1853. He was married the same year,...
    • Hartongs Barber Shop and Bath

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Way back in 1895, this was M.V. Hartong's Barber Shop and Bath, and was the first public bath in Plainfield. The building was formerly occupied by John Bayles the jeweler. Those sitting in front were Frank Meyers, Wm. Perry, and M.V. Hartong. Burr...
    • Methodist Church Sunday School 1882

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • Maggie Benton's Sunday School Class of the M.E. Church, taken on the church steps in 1882. Back row from left to right: Frank Pike, Lavina Sharp, Lizzie Corbin, John Thompson, Brier, Ada Chapman, Jesse Platt. Front row: F.G. Holmes, Carrie Day,...
    • Frazier Woods Camping 1904

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Recreation; Picnics; People
    • This is a camping picture in Frazier's Woods in 1904, and did we enjoy it? I say yes. From left to right they are: Joe Salisbury, Joe Salisbury's friend, Wylie Dickens, Van Stryker, Jess Wylie, Lou Bayles, Daisy Wylie. Sitting: M.V. Hartong, Harry...
    • Frazier Woods Camping 1904

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Recreation; People
    • This was a group of young people back in 1904. We were camping in Frazier's Woods and this picture shows our dining tent. From left to right, they were: Harry Bayles, Lou Bayles, Daisy Wylie, Irene Mottinger, Wylie Dickens, Lucy Hartong, Miles...
    • Eliza Chappel's Infant's School

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Eliza Chappel's Infants School, which she had started in September 1833. She had about 20 pupils ranging in age from small children to 12 years. This building was previously used as a store by John Wright. The pupils were...
    • Eliza Chappel's Boarding School

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Miss Eliza Chappel's normal or boarding school, the first of its kind in northern IL. Miss Chappel conceived the idea of educating the girls that lived on the prairie and fitting them for teachers. She started with 12 girls,...
    • French Fort built in 1684

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications; Trading Posts
    • This is a view of the old French fort built by M. de la Durantaye in 1684-85 and was one of the forts that the French built under the advice of Robert de la Salle. Henri de Tonty speaks of it as the "Fort of Chicago" where [de la] Durantaye...
    • Looking West up the Chicago River 1831

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Rivers--Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life
    • This is a picture looking due west up the Chicago River in 1831. The first building at left is the Post Office of John S.C. Hogan and stood near the corner of Lake and Market Sts. [There was] Only one [delivery] a week from Niles, MI which was from...
    • Phillip F.W. Peck's Store

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of Phillip F.W. Peck's store and stood on the SE corner of LaSalle and Water Sts. looking NE. He was quite prominent in the early history of Chicago and Naperville. A Mr. Calbert says Mr. Peck came to Chicago on the schooner...
    • Geo. W. Dole's Store

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of Geo. W. Dole's store that stood on the SW corner of Dearborn and S. Water Sts. looking SW [in Chicago]. It was built in the summer of 1832. Just where the sawed lumber for this building came from I have never heard, but as James...
    • Sorghum Mill

    • Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a drawing of the Sorghum Mill. Later, it was used for a cider mill, and now (1934) [it is] used as a junk yard. It was built sometime between 1855 and 1860 at a time (as Woodruff said) "when Will County had the Sorghum Fever." Bela Luce had...

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