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The attractions of Sycamore include its majestic 1904 county courthouse, domed Carnegie library, well-appointed Victorian homes and tree-lined streets, and flourishing central business district located on a broad main street first laid out in the mid-19th century. The 1¢ parking meters are a nice touch too. This DeKalb County seat retains the charming appearance of a fictional midwestern "small-town USA." Now known far and wide for its annual pumpkinfestival in October, Sycamore has a rich historical past. In Sycamore, readers will discover people, businesses, organizations, and events that contributed to this community becoming a place where the slogan "Life Offers More in Sycamore" was a natural.
ISBN: 9780738551395
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Phyllis Kelley, official DeKalb County historian since 1989, directs a dedicated volunteer staff at the Joiner History Room, a county archives and historical-genealogical research center now located at Sycamore Public Library. In 2006, Kelley's work in historical preservation and education was recognized with the Illinois Humanities Council's Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award.
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