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Zernah Patterson, c. 1880.

The Patterson Tavern

Gazette Article by Laurie Starrett, Winter 1998 Updated 2022 Entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by necessity, opportunity, desire, and determination. All of these played a part in the founding of Winnetka’s first business. In 1836 Erastus and Zeruah (also referred to as Zernah) Patterson and their five children were traveling west from Vermont as part of […]