Morton Grove

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The land comprising the village of Morton Grove holds stories of American Indian villages, European settlement, and diverse ethnic groups. Features attracting people to this land are visible throughout the forest preserves, where remnants of woodlands, prairies, and the North Branch of the Chicago River exist today. Following the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, early settlers utilized energy generated by damming the river to power Miller's Mill and harvested timber from the rich woodlands. Fertile prairie soils attracted truck farmers in the 1840s, and the floral industry boomed once tracks were laid for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company in 1872. This whistle stop was named for Levi Parsons Morton, an official of the railroad and vice president of the United States from 1889 to 1893 under Benjamin Harrison. Morton Grove became well known for its pickle companies, prize-winning roses, airfields, and roadhouses.
ISBN: 9780738598819
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This visual journey documenting the people, places, and events that have shaped Morton Grove before and after its incorporation in 1895 has been made possible through collaboration between the Morton Grove Historical Society and Morton Grove Park District authors Mary Busch, naturalist and museum curator, and Tim Mayse-Lillig, assistant curator.
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