Family Lives For The Fair

April 16, 2014

In July of 1973, the Glimpses featured an article about the Walter family…a family who was way into the DuPage County Fair…

walters live for the fair

walters pic

dupage county fair ad

and in another 4H note from the same paper…Jane Schibur presented a fundraising prize to the winner…

jane schibur ann bartlett

Beautiful Zephyr

April 14, 2014

In what I like to call a “yesterday and today” post….let’s take a look at a Winfield gas station…first as featured in the Glimpses back in the 70′s and then as it looks today (4/06/14)…

zephyr beautification

shell station

Deadly Ditch & TS Bowie Obit

April 11, 2014

Couple of items from the Glimpses September 1971 issue. One describes the dangers of a gravel road (now the Highlake townhomes subdivision), the other an obituary for a local businessman…

deadly ditch

ts bowie obit

Maybe Not So Bad

April 9, 2014

As bad a Winter as we’ve had this year…check out this front page picture from the Glimpses April 8, 1970…

late snowfall

and for comparison here’s what the same scene looked like on April 6, 2014…

winfield school april 6 2014

and while I was out with the camera I noticed I actually had a little bit of snow lingering in my driveway…

last bit of snow

96 Year Old Felled Tree

April 7, 2014

How about this one from the Glimpses February 1960 edition…an elderly resident could still cut down a tree…

tree feller

and another item of interest from the same issue…a police report…

1960 police report

all brought to you by chuck’s barbershop…

chucks barbershop

Winfield’s First Museum

April 4, 2014

Before Winfield had the Hedges Station museum, the Superintendent of Public Works had his own…

winfield museum

(From the Glimpses, April 4, 1973)


April 2, 2014

This post represents my 500th on this blog. To celebrate I’m going to post a few pictures from the 1969 Good Ole Days event….specifically water fighting and the beer garden. Na Zdravi!

water fight 1

water fight winners

beer garden

I hope you’ve enjoyed these 500 posts as much as I’ve enjoyed putting them together. I’m planning on continuing the blog for awhile longer.


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