Lake Bluff 1895-2020: Celebrating 125 Years From Summer Resort to Suburban Revival

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To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Lake Bluff, this book highlights the events and people who developed the growth and success of the community from its waning days as a summer resort on Lake Michigan to its current prominence as a popular North Shore suburb. From its origins as a focal point of the national prohibition movement in the nineteenth century, being acclaimed as “the most patriotic town in America” during World War I, to being listed by Coastal Magazine as the “4th happiest seaside town in the U.S.,” this chronicles Lake Bluff’s evolution through the last quarter of the 1800s, the ups and downs of the twentieth century, and its current status as a village focused on its superior quality of life for its residents.
ISBN: 9781634993197
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Illinois
Series: America Through Time
Images: 194
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9 (h)
KATHLEEN O’HARA has been a resident of Lake Bluff for fifty years. She spent thirty-six years as a teacher and principal of Lake Bluff Middle School from 1969 to 2005. Since 1969, she has been co-founder and historian of the Lake Bluff History Museum, and also served as Lake Bluff Village Trustee from 2007-2013, and president of the Village of Lake Bluff from 2013-2021. She is co-author of Lake Bluff: A Pictorial History and Lake Bluff, A Postcard History.
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