Title: The Beautiful country near Chicago
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company
Publisher: [Chicago, Poole bros
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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RIVER FOREST. RIVER FOREST, as the name suggests, is situated amida beautiful growth of timber on the east bank of theDes Plaines River, nine and one-half miles west of WellsStreet Station. The place was originally called Thatcher,having been named after David C. Thatcher, who settled herein 1856, but was afterward changed for reasons suggestedby the natural surroundings. Broad streets and wide lawns present an attractive appear-ance, and there are many new and pretty residences. The con-veniences of water, gas, electric lights and sewers enhancethe attraction of a home in this village of 1,800 people.There are several stores and churches, a grammar and a highschool. The River Forest Golf Club, a popular organization,has grounds conveniently located. The North-Western trainsare arranged to give the best service. LATHROP AVENUE, a station at the east side of RiverForest, accommodates a large number of the residents ofthis suburb. 57 MAYWOOD, ten miles west of Wells Street Station, issi
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