Monthly Archives: November 2022

Scottie Dog Antique Boot Scrapper and Schlick Memories of St. James Farm.

Artifacts and family history. Family heirlooms. Memories of an object. This is what I was thinking about the other day as I was cleaning and repainting the above antique cast iron scottie dog mud scrapper. I have had this near … Continue reading

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Christmas and Holiday Candy Recipe from 1890s on Forest Preserve Blog and Daleiden’s Candy Store.

The holidays of Christmas and New Years is a time when our sweet tooths begin to crave holiday goodies. A recent posting on the Dupage County Forest Preserve History Blog is titled: 1890s Holiday Candy Making. The blog article is … Continue reading

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Winfield Public Library Expansion 1986

The Winfield Public Library was my second home as a young boy. I would particularly spent time there during the summers when school did not occupy my time. I loved reading history (Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt biographies and World … Continue reading

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Early Photo View of Church Street in Winfield IL

The below photo looks north along Church Street towards St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (on the right) and the school and rectory on the left. (Photo is courtesy of St Johns Church and the Winfield Historical Society). This view … Continue reading

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