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 Part II: 1980 - Present

Digital History of the Wauconda Area

 

"That it will never come again,  is what makes life so sweet."
-Emily Dickenson
Introduction
How YOU can participate
Click here to go directly to photo albums
List of Participants and Owner Codes

Neville Carr at the Bus Stop at 321 N. Main St. - 1947Welcome to the Digital History of the Wauconda Area!  From horse-drawn carriages on Main Street through decades of summer fun at Bang’s Lake, this new local history photo collection has something for everyone.   

This collection is made possible by long-time Wauconda resident Neville Carr, who recently made it his mission to borrow and scan nearly 1000 photographs from dozens of the Wauconda area’s oldest residents and their families, and to gather information about each photo “before it’s too late.” He created an archival digital image of each photo, providing captions with names and anecdotal information whenever possible.   He then donated all of these images to the library so that they would be easily accessible for everyone.  He is still in the process of adding his comments to many of the photos.

This collection was also made possible by the dozens of people and organizations, such as the Wauconda Township Historical Society, who allowed Neville to borrow their photographs for this purpose.  The caption of each item in the collection includes code letters that indicate the owner of the item.  A key to these codes is listed below.

We’re off to a great start – now it’s up to you!

This “Digital History of the Wauconda Area” is hosted by the Wauconda Area Library, and you can help us by contributing your old family photos, identifying people in the photos in the existing collection, or by providing additional information about these photos.

Do you recognize someone or something in the photos? Please email library@wauclib.org, call the library 847-526-6225, or visit the library.   We'll update the information so that everyone can see.  If you have your own Google+ account, you can comment on photos yourself!

Do you have similar old family pictures from or memorabilia related to the Wauconda Area's past?  We would love to add them to this collection and we'll even scan them while you wait... no need to leave them at the library.   And if you bring a flash drive, we can give you the digital files to take home with you!  (Photos should be at least 50 years old (1964 or earlier) and taken anywhere within the library district.)

 

ENJOY YOUR TRIP TO THE WAUCONDA AREA'S PAST!

Click on any of the photos below to proceed to that album!


People

Military

Class Photos

Street Scenes

Businesses

Schools and Churches

Lake and Recreation

Sports

Houses

Farms

Memorabilia

Palatine, Lake Zurich, and
Wauconda Railroad

The Wauconda Area Library thanks all the participatants
in this project - everyone who contributed their
photographs or memorabilia for scanning!

Key to Owner Codes

Each photograph in this collection has a caption that includes a brief description of the photo and a
 2- or 3-letter code that indicates who owns the photograph and lent it to Neville Carr for digitizing.

Sorted by Code
Sorted by Owner
Owner of Photograph Code
Arvilla Fisher Petersen afp
Tony Jachec aj
Anthony Rake ar
Barbara Crooks Enders bce
Barbara Peck Pawlak bp
Carol Fowles Christensen cc
Cathy Thomas ct
Carol Wiser Baseley cwb
Doris Aimers-Voss dav
Denise DeHesus dd
David Fehlman df
Diane Knigge Veitch dkv
Dolly Lueder Lewis dll
Donald Meyer dm
Earl Porten ep
Frances Converse fc
Federated Church of          Wauconda fcw
Fred Dierker fd
Gail Baseley Schendel gbs
Gifford Foulke gf
Grace Toynton Harris and Maryellen Thomas Perry gh
Ira Bliss ib
Internet Resource int
Judy Billings Exchenbach je
Louise Fish Matthews jfm
James Gainer jg
Janet Prior Hironimus jh
John Kallas jk
Jill Koffen jk
James Mantzoros jm
Jeff Maute jm
Judy Pinkonsly jp
Jacqueline Ross Peterson jrp
Kathie Broughton Carr kjc
Kelly Lincoln kl
Lake County Discovery     Museum lcdm
Lisa Swanson Knight lk
Michael Barnas mb
Mary Alice Johnson Dianis mjd
Mary Jane Vasey Fehsenfeld mjf
Marge Knigge Baseley mkb
Marilou Wright Lento mwl
Nancy Breeden Wentzel nbw
Neville Carr nc
Norman Kendall nk
Nancy Kuester nk
Paul Smith ps
Rick and Pam Kuester r/pk
Richard & Kathy Reilly rr
Ronald Vaughan, Sr. rv
Steve Boehmer sb
Virginia Reardon vr
Wauconda Area Library wal
Wauconda Township
    Historical Society
whs
W. R. “Dick” Navarre wrn
Bill Schumacher ws
Will Tremont wt
Zelma Dunn zd
   
Owner of Photograph Code
Doris Aimers-Voss dav
Michael Barnas mb
Carol Wiser Baseley cwb
Marge Knigge Baseley mkb
Ira Bliss ib
Steve Boehmer sb
Kathie Broughton Carr kjc
Neville Carr nc
Carol Fowles Christensen cc
Frances Converse fc
Denise DeHesus dd
Mary Alice Johnson Dianis mjd
Fred Dierker fd
Zelma Dunn zd
Barbara Crooks Enders bce
Judy Billings Eschenbach je
Federated Church of          Wauconda fcw
David Fehlman df
Mary Jane Vasey Fehsenfeld mjf
Gifford Foulke gf
James Gainer jg
Grace Toynton Harris and Maryellen Thomas Perry gh
Janet Prior Hironimus jh
Internet Resource int
Tony Jachec aj
John Kallas jk
Norman Kendall nk
Lisa Swanson Knight lk
Jill Koffen jk
Nancy Kuester nk
Rick and Pam Kuester r/pk
Lake County Discovery     Museum lcdm
Marilou Wright Lento mwl
Dolly Lueder Lewis dll
Kelly Lincoln kl
James Mantzoros jm
Louise Fish Matthews jfm
Jeff Maute jm
Donald Meyer dm
W. R. “Dick” Navarre wrn
Barbara Peck Pawlak bp
Arvilla Fisher Petersen afp
Jacqueline Ross Peterson jrp
Judy Pinkonsly jp
Earl Porten ep
Anthony Rake ar
Virginia Reardon vr
Richard & Kathy Reilly rr
Gail Baseley Schendel gbs
Bill Schumacher ws
Paul Smith ps
Cathy Thomas ct
Will Tremont wt
Ronald Vaughan, Sr. rv
Diane Knigge Veitch dkv
Wauconda Area Library wal
Wauconda Township     Historical Society whs
Nancy Breeden Wentzel nbw