Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The North Branch

posted by Todd

I got an email from Beth who used to be our farmer/jack of all trades. She is an avid reader, especially within the history field. She came across a book called, "The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond". Within the book was a picture from 1920's that had to have been taken very near Wagner Farm. The caption, "A team of horses help clear fallen trees and other debris in 1926 from the North Branch near Lake Street in Glenview, just west of what is today the Edens Expressway. Even the trickle of water from the far North Branch added to the flow toward the Mississippi." Beth and I have been trying to place the photograph but we aren't even sure if the shot is looking north or south. There does seem to be a road running parallel to the river on the left side. If anyone has a clue to where this picture was taken let us know. Great find Beth.