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GATEPOSTS and lamp in front of Dr. Schneider's home. Here, beneath blooming horse chestnut trees, children sat in the evening to await the lamp lighter with his torch and ladder.
THE RIVER was low during dry spells, revealing sand bars where children played. Looking south beneath the Dundee Rd. bridge, the Periolat brewery may be seen on the west bank.
DAM NO. 1 where Hintz Rd. meets Milwaukee Ave. was a popular place to swim. A walkway with railings crossed the top of the dam, and cars could cross just below it. This 1918 photo is by Henry Grandt, Jr. of the Forest Preserve staff.
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