Forest Preserve District of DuPage County History Blog

I try to keep up with new materials being published (in print and online) covering local history for both Dupage and Kane County. The Dupage County Forest Preserve District has a blog that it adds information to on a regular basis. One of posting subjects is the history behind some of the preserves in Dupage County. There blog postings are located at this link.

Recent blog posting have included:

Hidden History of the Blackwell Mammoth. Blackwell Preserve is part of the former Mack and Schlick family farmsteads. As a matter of fact the Mammoth remains were found in a former field owned by Casper Schlick.

Hidden History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad. This blog is of interest due to the fact that the CA and E Railroad was a regular convenance that the Schlicks and my parents took advantage of on a regular basis. My parrents used it for their date days and nights to go to the City of Aurora to see a movie and to go shopping. Casper Schlick used the CA and E as means to ship his excess milk into the City of Chicago for processing at one of the many Dairy plants in the city.

The Hidden History of Winfield Mounds. This blog posting uncovers the history of the burial mounds of local Native Americans that lived along the West Branch of the DuPage River.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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