Tag Archives: Skokie Lagoons

From left to right: D.B. Littrell, Major G.E. Cook, E.J. Lundin, Hon. H.L. Ickes, C.G. Sauers, H.W. Snell, Photo taken at National Park Service Headquarters, Camp Skokie Valley, Spril 3, 1938, on occasion of the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. WHS Object 1976.59.28 (© all rights reserved)

“Honest” Harold Ickes

Gazette Article by: Betsy Landes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 2003 What do Theodore Roosevelt, Jane Addams, the Skokie Lagoons, Marian Anderson, the Key West Highway, and Winnetka’s railroad tracks all have in common? Distinguished Winnetkan Harold LeClaire Ickes is the link. He was born near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on March 15, 1874. After his mother’s […]

Garlic Mustard

Gazette Article by: Cynthia Gehrie Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1997 Have you noticed a knee-high plant with tiny white flowers at the top of a leafy stalk? Look closely. The leaf is shaped like a heart; its edge is ruffled. On the mature plant, many stems branch from the base of a single, deep […]

“U” is for Underground

Gazette Article by: Phil Hoza Appeared in the Gazette: Spring/Summer 2001 Clearly, the “U” word most applicable to Winnetka is not “Ugly.” One of the main reasons why that’s true is because so many of the necessary mechanical systems that make life here so comfortable exists “underground.” This was a city planning decision that can […]