The newest release from Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History series is Will County by local author David A. Belden. High School students involved in the Digitization Project in the local history classes at Minooka Community High School, helped to organize, research and digitize the vintage postcards used in Will County. This is Belden’s third book with Arcadia Publishing
The opening of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the movement of industry away from Chicago caused manufacturers to turn their attention to Will County. As the county’s population grew, the unincorporated area between Joliet and Chicago’s southern suburbs continued to shrink. The transportation ties linking Chicago with the communities of Will County—traces, paths, wagon roads, canals, rail lines, plank roads and highways—helped create an expanding metropolitan region.
The early history and unique growth of Will County is showcased in this book. Over 200 vintage postcards provide an interesting glimpse into the social, material and cultural history of Will County in the early 20th century.
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