DuPage County History Book Revised: DuPage Roots

The DuPage County Historical Society Board of Directors this past month (November 2022) announced it has revised and updated its 1985 book DuPage Roots by Richard A. Thompson & contributors.

Cover photo of the 1985 edition of Thompson’s DuPage Roots

In a letter dated November 28, 2022 Bob Woodruff, Director of the Society, writes:

The DuPage County Historical Society is proud to announce the publication of DuPage Roots: Then and Now, an updated and expanded edition of the award-winning DuPage Roots, published in 1985. The new 452 page hard cover edition updates the exisiting 26-chapter community history section and adds 4 new community histories; and expands the general history section from 6 chapters to 7 chapters. In this 1985-2022 period, the county underwent considerable transformation, changing from a longtime rural suburban mix to a urban suburban mix.

DuPage Roots: Then and Now represents an essential historical record for DuPage County and each of its communities, that has been vastly upgraded with dozens of color photos and maps with superior graphics. This stunning, smyth-sewn history book belongs in every library and home with an interest in DuPage County and its surrounding communities.

The book is being sold for $60. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this revised history of Dupage County Illinois you can contact the Society at dupagehistory@yahoo.com or write them to order a copy at P.O. Box 1460, Wheaton Illinois 60187.

The 2022 updated and revised edition of DuPage Roots: Then and Now. The new edition is now available for purchase at the DuPage History Museum on Cross Street in Wheaton Illinois.

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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