Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Diana Dretske
20 followers
20 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
A Century of Wolf Hunts
The American frontier of northeastern Illinois posed many challenges for settlers leaving behind established communities in the eastern United States and Europe. Here they faced the task of forging a new life in a land they perceived as "wilderness." One of...
A Century of Wolf Hunts
A Century of Wolf Hunts
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Rags, Hero Dog of the First Division
On July 14, 1918, a homeless terrier on the streets of Paris, France was rescued by two American soldiers of the First Infantry Division. Named Rags, the dog became a war hero and mascot, and spent two years living at Fort Sheridan. First Division Rags at F...
Rags, Hero Dog of the First Division
Rags, Hero Dog of the First Division
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Captain Minskey's Patent Log
In the mid-1800s, Great Lakes shipping was key to the economic boom of the newly settled Midwest. Port cities big and small, such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Waukegan and Kenosha thrived from abundant commerce and growing populations. Farmers shipped produce to ...
Captain Minskey's Patent Log
Captain Minskey's Patent Log
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
1861 Map of Lake County, Illinois
Map of Lake County, Illinois 1861.  The Lake County, Illinois map of 1861 was
the county's second official map. An earlier map was commissioned by the County in 1841, but no copies are known to exist.  Lithographers Leopold Gast and Brother of St. Louis, Mi...
1861 Map of Lake County, Illinois
1861 Map of Lake County, Illinois
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
George Shatswell, 15th Illinois Infantry
Caught up in patriotic fervor to preserve the Union, George P. Shatswell enlisted with the 15th Illinois Infantry in May 1861. When Shatswell left Waukegan, he was a strong young farmer, but on his return he could barely do a day's work. George P. Shatswell...
George Shatswell, 15th Illinois Infantry
George Shatswell, 15th Illinois Infantry
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Bain Wagon
For museums, an object's story is essential to preserving and telling a community's history. And sometimes an object has more than one story to tell. Take for instance, "The Bain" wagon donated to the museum in 2011. The wagon's story encompasses that of an...
The Bain Wagon
The Bain Wagon
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
James T. Bacon (1830 - 1895)
In the early winter of 1834, citizens of the village Hannibal, New York were stirring about the prospect of moving west. James Bacon, who was just a toddler, did not understand the great fuss of the "western enthusiasts" who included his uncle Hudson Bacon....
James T. Bacon (1830 - 1895)
James T. Bacon (1830 - 1895)
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
One-Room School Teacher, Fanny Hinkston
A picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of Frances "Fanny" Hinkston, her photo was my starting point for uncovering a forgotten life. Fanny Hinkston Bacon (1831 - 1858) Photo circa 1855.  Collections of Lake County Discovery Museum It was difficult...
One-Room School Teacher, Fanny Hinkston
One-Room School Teacher, Fanny Hinkston
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Mother Rudd's Temperance Tavern
The historic Mother Rudd House stands on the corner of Old Grand Avenue and Kilbourne Road in Gurnee. The building is a testament to Lake County's settlement period and the county's role in the national Temperance Movement. Mother Rudd House, Gurnee, Illino...
Mother Rudd's Temperance Tavern
Mother Rudd's Temperance Tavern
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Historic Minto Home, 1857 - 2016
Nearly everyday I drive past the Minto homestead on Deep Lake Road in Antioch Township. I have spent years researching and acquainting myself with this historic family of Scottish immigrants through the letters, diaries and objects preserved by the Lake Cou...
Historic Minto Home, 1857 - 2016
Historic Minto Home, 1857 - 2016
lakecountyhistory.blogspot.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded