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Kane County's History in Postcards

Cards submitted by Karen Miller

Artificial Lake at City Park
Aurora, IL

[City Park's name was changed to Phillips Park in 1902]

Aurora and Leland Hotels
Aurora, IL


The Windmill
Kane County Fabyan Forest Preserves
Near Aurora, Ill

[It's actually in Geneva, IL on Route 25]

Memorial Bridge & Dam
(Postmark: Sep 12 1942)
Memorial Bridge & Fox River

This beautiful Memorial Bridge spans the Fox River, and is 666 feet long and 66 feet wide. The approach pylon figures represent Memory and the central figure Victory. The inscription on Bridge reads as follows: “Be this Memorial Forever Dedicated: To the Defenders of American Ideals, As a Reverend Memory to the Departed, As a Vivid Tribute to the Living; and As a Patriotic Challenge to Posterity, That these Ideals Shall Not Perish”.
(postmark: 1942)


Memorial Bridge Across Fox River


Independent Pneumatic Tool Company


Sunken Garden at Phillips Park


Air View of Aurora, IL

Fox River in Aurora

The Home of Campana Sales Company
Route 31 near Batavia, Illinois


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