• First Map of the Town of Dunton (Arlington Heights)

    In 1845, William Dunton, son of Asa, built the first house in the town on the 160 acres that his father had staked out for him back in 1836. William’s home stood on the open prairie, beside an old Ind…

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  • Railroad Depot and Park

    Pictured is the Railroad Park with water tank, windmill and broad paths for horses and buggies and the railroad station built around 1892 next to the park. Dr. John Best donated maple trees for the so…

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  • Wheeler, Ephraim B.

    Ephraim Bartlett Wheeler, a land surveyor by trade, helped William Dunton survey and map the new town of Dunton (Arlington Heights) in 1854. He also worked as a Consulting Architect and Civil Engineer…

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  • Klehm Nursery

    Klehm's land on Railroad Avenue was a main reason why Arlington Heights has large old elm and maple trees lining the streets today. Many of these trees came from their lots, helping the town grow from…

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