South Holland

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Settled by Dutch pioneers in 1847, South Holland has known many names-De Laage Prairie, Holland Bridge, and Low Prairie. It even earned the title of "Onion Capital of the World" thanks to the early Dutch settlers who farmed the area's fertile soil, planting cabbages and onions. They also brought traditions and values that have remained a fundamental part of the community's life. South Holland is a visual history of this proud community, told through photographs from the late 1800s to the present day. In close to 200 images, including ones of youngsters gathered by Thorn Creek, hard-working farmers, and the town's many places of worship, this collection provides a fresh portrayal of an interesting and intriguing place.
ISBN: 9780738523347
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer and area preservationist. She actively works to conserve and publicize the history of the south suburbs. Ms. Steinweg is also the author of Lansing, Illinois, published by Arcadia in 2001.
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