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Fearless Firefighters
When Winnetka was first founded as a village in 1869 fire was a fearsome threat. Discover how the Winnetka Fire Brigade was created. Learn More!

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Winnetka’s Progressive Era
Explore how Winnetka was transformed from a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb.
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Progressive Education
Discover how Carleton W. Washburne played a major role in the history of progressive Education in Winnetka.
Part I, Part II, Part III

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