Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Looking Back to 1967: Down Come the Elms

From the March 29, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1967, 50 Years Ago.

"Four elms to go and the DeKalb city's street department will have culminated a project which began five years ago.  The project, to cut down all the old elms in the city, was a slow and tiresome assignment.

"Working at times when duties did not call them elsewhere, the street department cut down between 5,000 and 6,000 elm trees in the city over the five-year period.  One elm remains to be cut at the corner of Seventh and State and three in the 200 block of West Lincoln."

Mean old Dutch elm disease.

That's West Lincoln As In Lincoln Highway.  --Cooter

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