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This room stores photographs, maps, newspaper articles, pamphlets, costumes and other items pertaining to Schiller Park. In , the Historical Commission began an educational program. This program includes a curriculum for second through fifth graders and a docent program for selected eighth graders. The Commission is always seeking volunteers to assist with research, writing, accessioning, and data entry.
If you have a question, or are interested in volunteering for the Commission, please contact the Commission by phone at or via at sphometownnews yahoo. The Potawatomi, Ottawa and Ojibwa Indian tribes inhabited the region around the river. The Fort Dearborn Massacre involved Alexander Robinson, chief of the Potawatomi tribe, who rescued military personnel taking them to safety at Mackinac Island.
The Prairie du Chien Treaty deeded to Robinson 1, acres on both sides of the river, which would later comprise a large portion of Schiller Park. He led a delegation of chiefs to Washington D. Later he along with Billy Caldwell and other chiefs would have the task of escorting the tribes westward.
Everett bought acres of Robinson land, in the general area of the present location of Irving Park Road and River Road. Ashley Gilbert bought land in what was then referred to as Fairview. German farmers were coming to try their luck in the land of promise. Here is an example of a Union soldier. Robinson died in William Kolze came with his family and bought the Everett land.
Kolze built his home, a large white house which became a landmark. Railroad strikes reared their he. It was a time of prosperity for some parts of the area, but life in the Kolze community was quiet and hardworking. Statistics listed nine homes, one school, a blacksmith shop and two saloons. Mud ro, backyard pumps, outhouses, gardens and various animals also made up the community.
Population of the village was were children. Prohibition, the Charleston and the flapper era started the decade. Unemployment and the stock market crash brought the onset of hard times at the end of the decade. Depression reared its ugly head. Population was During the war years men were taken into service. Our population was New homes and businesses were built.
Fairview, Frogtown, and the Indian Park subdivision were annexed. Population reached 8, Three public schools, two Catholic schools and numerous churches sprang up. Organizations such as Scouts, Sertoma, Legions and others flourished. Population leveled off at 11, Home rule was established for the village.
The Memorial Wall for veterans was erected. Plans for Metra Station and Senior Housing projects were established. Senior Housing project was completed and first residents moved in. Metra Station construction began. Schiller Park Historical Society. Beatrice School.Online women Schiller Park
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