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    • Miles V. Hartong Bookmark

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is my bookmark. The window design, book case, Masonic emblem, and Sons of the American Revolution emblem were drawn by my daughter Thyra. One of these are in each of my books, and if you see a book with this, please return it. I may want to...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 1950-08 Watch Word August 1950

    • Clock and watch makers -- Illinois -- Elgin; Elgin (Ill.) -- History; Elgin National Watch Co.;
    • The August 1950 issue of the Watch Word, a magazine for and about the employees of the National Watch Company .
    • 1949-12 Watch Word December 1949

    • Clock and watch makers -- Illinois -- Elgin; Elgin (Ill.) -- History; Elgin National Watch Co.;
    • The December 1949 issue of the Watch Word, a magazine for and about the employees of the National Watch Company .
    • DuPage County (IL) Marriages 1839-1906

    • Marriage records -- Illinois -- DuPage County -- Indexes ; Genealogy ; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Genealogy -- Indexes
    • Transcribed by volunteers from the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society ; computerized index by the Illinois State Archives. This is a tabular list of DuPage County marriages arranged alphabetically from the DuPage County clerk's Office.
    • French Fort near Joliet

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a sketch of a French fortified trading post near Joliet and New Lenox on Sec. 8 Joliet Twp. about 500 ft. W. and 75 ft. S. of the NE corner of the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the Sec. 8. It was 146 ft. long from east ot west and 120 north to...
    • Community House

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the first school building in Plainfield. It was built around 1833 and stood at 401 Division St. It was a log cabin about 14 feet square containing one door and two windows. A fireplace was built at one end. The building was used...
    • Fisher House on Main Street

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • This is a sketch of what is now (1934) known as the Fisher house and stands on the NE of the railroad and on the south side of Main St. In the early days of Plainfield, it was the storehouse of the McAllister Bros. They also operated the Old Red...
    • North Plainfield Schoolhouse

    • Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the school house in North Plainfield and was built in 1847 at a cost of $1500. It stood on the SW corner of Main and Arnold Sts. where the Barney Wright homestead now stands (1934). This was the 3rd school house on this lot. The...
    • Billy Caldwell House

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Indigenous peoples; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A sketch of the home of Billy Caldwell, whose Indian name was Sauganash. In 1828, the Indian Dept. built this house for Caldwell in consideration of services rendered. It was no doubt the first frame house in Northern IL. The framing timbers were...
    • Fort Beggs

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a sketch of old Fort Beggs. I saw this log building in the early (18)80s. The roof had fallen in and was in a general state of decay. From what I can remember and with what information I have received from Mary Corbin and others, and also...
    • Warner Hatch Tin Shop

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the old building that stood on the NE corner of Division and Main Streets. On the first floor, Warner Hatch had a tin shop and living rooms. The upper floor was used for entertainment and dances. In the winter of 1885-86,...
    • Clippinger Building 1887

    • Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Architecture
    • A sketch of the first brick building on the south side of Lockport St. It was built by I.A. Clippinger in 1887. To the left is the old brown store building at one time used by I.A. Clippinger as his drug store; later is was used as a barber shop...

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