Northeast McHenry County

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Scattered across northeast McHenry County are small communities that have grown in close proximity to one another with the common thread of the Nippersink Creek. Each prides itself on maintaining a unique identity despite some common characteristics and shared resources. Richmond, Ringwood, and Spring Grove were all settled in the mid-1800s by European immigrants who farmed the land. The presence of the railroad helped them prosper, encouraging commerce. Wonder Lake was founded in the 1900s, formed by the damming of the Nippersink Creek and flooding farmland to produce the first and largest man-made lake in McHenry County. Today each of the four communities are thriving, maintaining the small-town friendliness of the past while stepping into the sophistication of modern-day life.
ISBN: 9780738560120
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sandra Landen Machaj is a historical writer who became interested in McHenry County when she moved there in 2005. She is also the author of McHenry and McCullom Lake and Johnsburg and Pistakee Bay, along with several articles about McHenry County. Machaj is a member of the McHenry County Historical Society and the McHenry Area Historical Society.
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