Geneva in Vintage Postcards

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Geneva was an ideal location for settlement, with rich farming soil, a river to power the mills, and a plentiful supply of trees for lumber; it didn't take long to attract and support a thriving community. Incorporated in 1858, Geneva remains an idyllic village, home to fine architecture from the mid- to late-19th century, scenic parks along the banks of the Fox River, and a sense of community spirit and pride. Geneva in Vintage Postcards opens a window into the past, allowing us to experience what this community most wanted to present to others and what visitors most wanted to share with their families and friends. From scenes of the historic business district to the banks of Island Park, the vintage postcards of Geneva reveal a community rich in history and charm.
ISBN: 9780738533476
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author John J. Laukaitis is a Ph.D. candidate at Loyola University of Chicago and has master's degrees from Northwestern University and Northern Illinois University. His primary research interests include the history of Native American education and postmodern philosophy as it relates to educational contexts. John lives in Geneva, Illinois, with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Shannon.
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