Player Farm

April 30, 2012

Player Farm subdivision was proposed to Winfield officials back in the Summer of 1966. Check out the map in the picture. Some of the homes would’ve been built in what is now the Winfield Mounds forest preserve. Probably a good thing this wasn’t built…I’m guessing a lot of the homes would’ve been under water at times. (click to enlarge)

Compare the above map with a Google map of the area today…


Unexplainable Fire

April 27, 2012

I know a lot of people in Winfield like to hang around backyard fires, but the fire in the following article is a bit ridiculous. From April of 1965 (click to enlarge)…

and check out the following deal…from the same issue of the Glimpses…

19th and 50th

April 25, 2012

I was celebrating my 19th wedding anniversary yesterday (April 24th) and noticed this 50th anniversary picture/article that appeared in the November 1964 edition of the Glimpses. (click to enlarge)

Something to strive for…and now as an added bonus, here’s a picture from my wedding day (1993)…

Thanks for (almost) two awesome decades Mary!

Called For Controlled Development

April 23, 2012

The Glimpses allowed candidates for village trustee to write their opinions on issues facing the town and in March of 1971 candidate F. Gene Harris took his turn. (click to enlarge)


April 20, 2012

Now for a topic, never covered on this blog. Cheerleaders. These picture/articles were featured on the front page of the February 9 1972 issue of the Glimpses. (click each to enlarge)

Cambodian Worked In Winfield

April 18, 2012

Here’s an interesting article, featured on the cover of the July 1975 issue of the Glimpses… (click to enlarge)

Attend A Meeting Already!

April 16, 2012

In August of 1971, a Glimpses editorial took apathetic residents to task for not attending village board meetings…(click to enlarge)

If you’re now inspired to attend a current village board meeting, the next one is slated for this Thursday (April 19th) night at seven.

…and if you’re in the market for a cool stereo system…check this one out from the Simmons TV ad from the same August issue…