To the Algonquin-speaking Native Americans, the territory later to be named Wauconda was their land. With the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, they were forced to cede it to the US government and move west of the Mississippi River. This action paved the way for white European Americans to settle and prosper. Their descendants thrived, built successful businesses, and raised families. Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, the railroad and new roads brought out Chicago city folks who cooled themselves on Wauconda's sandy beaches. Now many 21st-century residents who can trace their lineage to those early families continue to live and work as Wauconda adapts to growth.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738583174
: Arcadia Publishing
: 10/31/2011
: Illinois
: Images of America
: 200 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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In 1939, Kathy Catrambone's grandfather purchased land in Wauconda on which sat a small cottage. He established a summer tradition that his family continues to enjoy more than 70 years later. Marianne Folise's father and uncles purchased land after World War II in Maiman's Lakeside Subdivision. They enjoyed helping each other build summer cottages that they later converted to their permanent residences. Marianne is a 1959 graduate of Wauconda Township High School and maintains many close friendships with former classmates.
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