The Lake View Saga

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Although you can view The Lake View Saga in this page, we suggest you download the entire PDF using the link above.
Originally written By Stephen Bedell Clark with Philip L Schutt in 1974, the book was updated by Patrick Butler in 1985.

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  • Foreward by Michael S Lerner
  • The Very Beginning
    • The Marquette-Joliet Cross
    • The Gate of Empire
    • Changing Times
    • A Settlement is Born
    • Treaty of Greenville
    • Fort Dearborn Rebuilt
    • Opening of the Erie Canal
    • Resettlement Gains Momentum- 1825
    • A Hotel is Built in the Town- 1826
    • The First White Settler
    • Sojourn in Watertown, New York
    • Difficult Routes of Approach
    • Sulzer Blazed the Trail
    • New Settlers Begin to Arrive
    • Township of Ridgeville Organized
    • Commerce and Industry Take Root
    • Profile of Pine Grove
    • The Lake View House is Built- 1854
    • Peter┬áSmith
    • Lake View Plank Road Constructed- 1855
    • Jewish Cemetery
    • Township’s First Election- 1857
    • Lyman A Budlong; Farmer and Educator
    • Frederick Sulzer Journeys
    • Sulzer Relocates His Home
    • Early Cemeteries
    • Lincoln’s Visit to Lake View
    • Camp Fry Established
    • Taverns Opened
    • The Brickmakers Arrive
    • The Building of McCormick Seminary
    • Town of Lake View Incorporated- 1856
    • Renewed Activity Along the Lakeshore
    • The Brauckmann Family
    • New Arrivals in Lake View
    • U. S. Marine Hospital
    • Martin Van Allen
    • The Ravenswood Land Co.- 1869
    • Ravenswood Suffers a Setback
    • Lake View Continues to Grow
    • Aftermath of the Chicago Fire
    • Death of Conrad Sulzer
    • Lake View High School Erected
    • Enander Father of Swedish Colony
    • The Birk-Hohner Mansion- A Landmark
    • Civic Improvement
    • The Lake View Fire Department
    • Building Acquires Momentum
    • Churches Helped Build Lake View
    • Belgians Among Ethnic Groups
    • Lake View School System
    • Street Development
    • Early Hospitals
    • Subdivisions in the Central Area
    • New Additions to Community Life
    • Lake View Continues to Build
    • Sulzer Builds a Home
    • Transportation and Real Estate
    • From Township to City
    • Turnverein and Choral Group Organized
    • Proposal for Annexation to Chicago
    • Annexation to Chicago Approved
    • A Decade of Urban Expansion
    • National Tea Company
    • Pickle Farm
    • Girding for the Future
    • Company Builds New Home
    • Merchants- Past and Present
    • A Year of Paradox and Growth
    • A Prosperous Year
    • A Fun Spot for Six Decades
    • Popular Recreational Areas
  • Recent Past
    • Continued Growth
    • The Roaring 20’s
    • Archbishop Bernard Sheil
    • Lake View’s 50th Anniversary
    • World War II
    • Lake View Citizens Council
    • The Lane Family
    • Changes in the 1960’s
    • The 1970’s
    • The 1980’s
  • Lake View Bank- 80 Years Strong

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