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Historical photos, information, nostalgia and tidbits of interest
from all around Chicagoland, with a special
focus on McHenry and Kane Counties.

This site is a work in progress.
The links will become active as I complete each section.

Chicagoland Memories
Chicagoland TV, radio, advertising, celebrities, famous places and amusement parks

Poplar Creek
Memories of a great outdoor concert venue

Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom & Castle Of Toys
Combination toy store and kiddie amusement park in Oakbrook Terrace

Popular amusement park located in Addison

Old Chicago
The world's first indoor amusement park, located in Bolingbrook

McHenry County Roads
The history of roads and highways in McHenry County
The town's history as a resort area, plus Hertz/Leona Farms and Fox Trails Ski Area

Crystal Lake
Martinetti's, Hickory Manor Motel, Pure Oil Building, Crystal Point Mall and lots more!

Fox River Grove
The Norge Ski Jump, the Fox River Picnic Grove, Castle Vianden and Louis' Place & Crystal Ballroom

Tafel's Log Cabin & Motel, Simonini's and other points of interest

Santa's Village, the Chateau Louise and the Cock-a-Doodle Restaurant

All three phases of Meadowdale: the subdivision, the shopping center and the raceway

Chicago and Northern Illinois History
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