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Lindenhurst (Lake, Illinois)

Beginnings: Not until the early 1800s did a few farmhouses sprout up along dirt roads that would later form the main thoroughfares of Lindenhurst. Life passed quietly for the first generation of settlers, until Thomas Welwood arrived in the 1860s. A Brooklyn real estate agent, Welwood saw great potential in the pine brush clearings near the tracks of the new South Side railroad, which first rolled through the area in 1867. By 1869, Welwood had acquired so much land in the region that the new railroad station was christened Wellwood, a misspelling that persists to this day.
Beginnings: Not until the early 1800s did a few farmhouses sprout up along dirt roads that would later form the main thoroughfares of Lindenhurst. Life passed quietly for the first generation of settlers, until Thomas Welwood arrived in the 1860s. A Brooklyn real estate agent, Welwood saw great potential in the pine brush clearings near the tracks of the new South Side railroad, which first rolled through the area in 1867. By 1869, Welwood had acquired so much land in the region that the new railroad station was christened Wellwood, a misspelling that persists to this day. « Show less

Top Lindenhurst (Lake, Illinois) Articles

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  • County Board member Newton wants full bypass airing

     
    The News-Sun reports: Lake County Board Member Jim Newton of Lindenhurst called on the full board to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed Route …...
  • Ex-Lake Co. coroner's aide gets 7 years in sex assault

    The former senior deputy coroner of Lake County pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal sexual assault this morning in a deal that will land him a seven-year prison sentence. Robert Barrett, of Lindenhurst, could have faced eight to 30 years in...
  • Lindenhurst: How green is their village

    Lindenhurst: How green is their village
    The country cousin to Lake County's more affluent suburbs, Lindenhurst is a village nestled among the lakes, forest preserves and parks that its residents cherish. Except for the families who farmed this area for generations, people settled in "Lindy"...
  • Veteran border drug-sniffing dog being adopted by Save-A-Vet in Illinois

    Veteran border drug-sniffing dog being adopted by Save-A-Vet in Illinois
    A veteran U.S. Customs and Border Protection dog that worked in drug detection at the U.S.-Canadian entry point at Blaine, Wash., is being adopted by an organization of military veterans and will fly to her new home in northern Illinois on Thursday....