MOUNT PROSPECT HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOUSEWALK CELEBRATES 27 YEARS OF ALLOWING GLIMPSES OF LOCAL … [Read More...]

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Happy Veterans Day to all of the men and women of Mount Prospect who have served to protect and defend our country. We thank you all for your dedication and the sacrifices that you have made.
Veterans Day was established at the end of World War I, and it was originally called Armistice Day. Below are two photographs of the Mount Prospect Armistice Day Parade in 1918. Local businesses and organizations marched with banners and flags to honor those that fought in World War I.
In honor of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of World War I, the Historical Society will be giving a lecture at the Mount Prospect Public Library about World War I and the home front in Mount Prospect. The lecture is Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m.
For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/662359607205469/?ref=22

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Next week is Mount Prospect Stories: Life on the Home Front During the Great War at the Mount Prospect Public Library. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to register through the Library's website. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Mount Prospect Stories: Life on the Home Front During the Great War

November 13, 2014, 7:00pm - November 13, 2014, 8:30pm

Mount Prospect Historical Society

How did early residents of Mount Prospect manage t...

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Throwback Thursday:

On September 22, 1911, a group of residents held a meeting in the Central School to establish a group known as, the Mount Prospect Improvement Association. The purpose of the Improvement Association was to initiate change and development in Mount Prospect. One of their first accomplishments in 1911 was the purchase of 25 kerosene streetlamps to improve the downtown. It was someone's job to make sure the lamps were clean, filled with oil and lit every day. Below is a photograph from 1915 of 111 S. Maple St. with a kerosene streetlamp out front. The photograph was taken on Maple facing Central Rd.

From playing street hockey at dusk to stealing a good night kiss, street lights lend a touch of atmosphere to our memories.

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