Rolling Meadows

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Rolling Meadows began as one man's vision for an affordable housing development for young families in the years following World War II. He purchased land in a small corner of Chicagoland's Palatine Township for the developmentā€”land rich with rolling fields. The aptly named "Project Rolling Meadows" grew quickly, but the sense of community pride and neighborly spirit grew even faster. With the determination of its residents, Rolling Meadows became an official city on February 26, 1955, just a few years after the first home was constructed. Rolling Meadows is a city built by the strength and dedication of its residents. If it were not for its continuing vision of an American hometown that offers the best in civil and community services, then Rolling Meadows would be nothing more than an unincorporated housing development today.
ISBN: 9780738593579
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ashley Schroeder is a writer and lifelong resident of Rolling Meadows. She spent her childhood enjoying the schools, library, and park district that her predecessors fought so hard to establish. With the help of her fellow residents' personal archives, she has collected the most evocative and telling photographs to recount the charming story of this small-town American city.
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