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Welcome to Woodstock, a picturesque Victorian town built around a town square. Originally called Centerville, Woodstock was selected as the county seat of McHenry County in 1843 because of its location almost exactly in the center of the county. Over the decades, Woodstock has welcomed those who came to conduct personal, legal, and civic business on the Woodstock square, to work in Woodstock's typewriter, die casting, and other factories, to attend theatrical productions at the opera house and band concerts in the park. Woodstock residents and those from surrounding towns gathered in Woodstock to see McHenry County's service men and women off to war, to welcome them home and celebrate their safe return, to mourn those who gave their lives, and to honor all who served.
ISBN: 9780738540801
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nancy L. Baker resides in Woodstock and is a lifelong resident of McHenry County. As a member of the McHenry County Historical Society and as city planner for the City of Woodstock, Baker has written and lectured about a variety of local history subjects. The proceeds from this book will benefit the McHenry County Historical Society's research library and will be used for the conservation of the kinds of photographs, maps, and other documents that were used in the preparation of this book.