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By Sharon L. Comstock PhD

ISBN-10: 1467113395

ISBN-13: 9781467113397

ISBN-10: 1531670733

ISBN-13: 9781531670733

The Village of Burr Ridge is aptly named—and now not only for the bur oaks, nor the limestone ridges because the land nears Flagg Creek. prior to there has been Burr Ridge, frontier German, English, French, Scottish, and local american citizens got here to those forests. The Plainfield and Joliet trails have been early local American and frontier routes to and from buying and selling posts, and oral histories recount the Potawatomi preventing close to what may develop into County Line street. The angled routes of Plainfield street and ancient direction sixty six are silent reminders of those earlier trails and tourists. In 1917, overseas Harvester corporation opened a study facility alongside County Line and Plainfield Roads to excellent agricultural gear, specifically the enduring Farmall tractor. This encouraged the namesake village, Harvester, in 1956, which was once renamed Burr Ridge in 1962. the fashionable Illinois Interstates fifty five and 294 intersect close to Burr Ridge, spurring progress. this day, the village has the excellence of being one of many wealthiest groups within the United States.

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