Monday, May 23, 2016

Looking Back to 77 Years Ago: What to Do With Chief Shabbona's Old Home

From the October 8, 2014, MidWeek "Looking Back"

October 11, 1939:  "Protest against the purchase of the Smith farm of 190 acres, 80 rods east of the village of Shabbona, as a site for an incorrigible boys home was made by Bert Challand, Shabbona Township supervisor.  ...He stated that the farm is the site of Chief Shabbona's old home, and advocated that the farm should be purchased by the forest preserve district as a shrine."


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