• Interview with Miss Eliza J. Clampitt

    Clampitt, Eliza J. (1862-1941)

    Interview with Eliza Clampitt regarding Highland Park, Illinois in the late 19th century, describing the downtown business district and local schools. 3 pages.

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  • Monahan, Miss Julia

    Monahan, Julia A. (1849-1938)

    Interview with and photograph of Monahan and clipping with article describing her childhood as the Port Clinton Lighthouse keeper's daughter. 8 pages.

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  • Interview of Mrs. Catherine Kopp

    Kopp, Catherine Koller (1861-1941)

    Interview with early resident Catherine Koller Kopp regarding late 19th century farm life and sons serving in World War I. 2 pages.

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  • Interview with Mrs. Jennie Warden Cummings

    Cummings, Jennie B. (1867-1944)

    Interview with daughter Highland Hall hotel manager, William Warden, with descriptions of the hotel and downtown Highland Park, Illinois. 2 pages.

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  • Interview with Mr. C. G. Wright

    Wright, Clark G. (Gage) (1884-1970)

    Interview regarding schools in Highland Park and Ravinia, Illinois. 1 page.

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  • Interview with Mr. Hesler

    Hesler, James G. (1869-1951)

    Interview with James Hesler (sometimes spelled Hessler) regarding attending school in Ravinia, Illinois in the late 19th century. 1 page.

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  • Interview with Mr. O. L. Olesen

    Olesen, O. Laurence (1860-1942)

    Interview with Olesen who emigrated to Highland Park, Illinois in 1871 discusses local government, schools, work in brickyards, railroads, and other facets of late 19th century life in the community.…

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  • Interview with Mr. G. Rockenback

    Rockenbach, George (1841-1936)

    Interview regarding early schools, elections and railroad in Highland Park, Illinois. 3 pages.

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  • Interview of Miss Emilia Nafe

    Nafe, Emelie (1850-1936)

    Interview regarding immigration to Port Clinton, Illinois from Prussia (Waldenberg, Germany, 1871-1942, and Wałbrzych, Poland, 1945-) via boat and wood-burning train. Discusses life and people in the…

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  • Interview with Mr. Everett

    Everett, Francis D. (1839-1947)

    Interview with merchant Francis Everett, who arrived in Highland Park, Illinois in 1880, regarding city development and artisan well. 3 pages.

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  • Interview with Mr. Brand

    William Enoch Brand (1852-1941)

    Interview with artist and businessman William Enoch Brand regarding Highland Park in the late 19th century, including the establishment of the Brand Paint and art stores, local schools, city governmen…

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  • Mooney, John (1839-1922)

    Mooney, John (1839-1922), Smith, Jesse Lowe (1869-1934), Highland Park Public Library

    Description of life of early Irish pioneer settler and religious (Saint Mary's in the Woods) and work (railroad) life. Titles include Notes of a Visit to Mr. John Mooney (1913), The Story of Mr. John…

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  • Egan, W. C. (William Constantine) (1841-1930)

    Highland Park Public Library

    Tribute article and biography by Jesse Lowe Smith entitled Master of Egandale Observes Birthday and Life of William Constantine Egan respectively and clippings, including article discussing the decisi…

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  • Brand, Mary Salome Ott (1825-1921)

    Brand, Mary Salome Ott (1825-1921), Highland Park Public Library

    Clippings and biographies about early pioneer Alsace native Mary Brand by local historians and family members; describes arrival, pioneer life and customs, working as a nurse maid in Chicago, young ma…

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  • Interview of Thomas Mooney

    Mooney, Thomas (1868-1951)

    Interview discussing dwellings built in 1860's and blacksmithing. 1 page.

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  • Hawkins, Frank L.

    Hawkins, Frank L. (1840-1935), Highland Park Public Library

    Interview and conversation (transcript) with first mayor and founder of the Highland Park Building Company and newspaper clippings documenting Hawkins and his family. Clipping titles include Mr. and M…

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