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Potawatomi Tree: Early Meeting Place

Gazette Article by: Tom Hermes Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1995 In the history of the North Shore, one of the most interesting natural landmarks was the Potawatomi, or Council tree. This tree, situated on a farm near the corner of Hibbard and Glenview Roads, was said to be the meeting place of Indians for […]

Mapping Winnetka

Gazette Article by: Jack Monckton, Proprietor of J.T. Monckton, Ltd. Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Each of us has a mental map that we use in our everyday life. Whether going to church, school, shopping or visiting, we use it to plan our trip. No two of us have the same mental map of […]

Cartoonist Joe Parrish

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Most people work for a living and, if they’re lucky, pursue hobbies in their free time. Joe Parrish, former political cartoonist and creature of the “Nature Notes” series for the Chicago Tribune, was one of the fortunate few who was able to pursue his […]

Winnetka Way: John Madigan

Gazette Article by: John W. Madigan – President/CEO, Tribune Company Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1995 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. June is commencement […]

Illuminating the Past

Article by Frank A. Windes, Winnetka Village Engineer Reprinted from an article published in the Winnetka Talk, March 8, 1930 Appeared in Gazette: Summer 1995 With the coming of summer, we all appreciate extended hours of daylight. Over 100 years ago longer days were even more welcome because… “There were no street lights in the […]

Winnetka Way: Barbara Joyce

Gazette Article by: Barbara Joyce Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. Dancing the Watusi…No Necking In the days when […]

Eckart’s Hardware: Village’s oldest family business

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 Three generations of Eckarts have made nuts and bolts their business in the east Elm Street hardware store that bears their name. It is Winnetka’s oldest continuing retailer. In 1881 founder Julius Frederick Eckart came to Chicago from Germany. Trained to do frescos, he […]

Sacred Heart Church Restored

Gazette Article by: Barbara Sholl Appeared in the Gazette: Fall 1994 In 1897 four lots at the corner of Tower and Burr in Winnetka were purchased for $1,000 to establish a Catholic congregation for 1500 residents of Winnetka, Glencoe, Lakeside and the farms located in what are now the communities of Northfield and Northbrook. Sacred […]

A Wayside Tavern for the weary: Site for Winnetka’s First Church

Gazette Article by: Linda Corwin Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1994 A wayside tavern for the weary pioneers on their long trek from New York to Wisconsin became Winnetka’s first church, Christ Church.  When John and Susannah Garland and their eight children reached the Patterson Tavern in 1847, en route from the East to the […]

Winnetka Way: Herb Timm

Gazette Article by: Herb Timm Appeared in the Gazette: Summer 1994 Winnetka Way articles are written by guest columnists who have been asked to share their memories of an aspect of Winnetka that they remember fondly. Winnetka Way articles debuted in 1994 and continue to the present. Cooler by the Lake On one August afternoon […]