Tag Archives: Fall/Winter 2002

An Interview with Arthur Hershkowitz

Gazette Article by: Sarah Peck and Shale Harper Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2002 Mr. Hershkowitz walked into the room with confidence. As he sat down, we noticed that he looked very comfortable talking about the war. He started right in with what rank and section he was. As he explained to us a short […]

“X” is for Railroad Crossings: The “Big Ditch”

Gazette Article by Bean Carroll, Fall/Winter 2002 In 1854, the first trains arrived in Winnetka. With the building of the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, Winnetka began its long history of train travel to and from Chicago. At the beginning, there were only two tracks in the Village with two trains a day. At that time, […]

History of Winnetka’s Telephone Service

Gazette Article by: Richard L. Mathias Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2002 Telephone service in Winnetka has a long and interesting history. In 1885, 32 years after Mr. And Mrs. Charles E. Peck settled in the area which later became the Village of Winnetka, the Chicago Telephone Directory showed that telephone service was available at […]