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Throwback Thursday:

Mount Prospect Civil Defense Committee, 1943

World War II affected Mount Prospect, as it did all the small communities in America. At the time of the war, the population of the village was around 2,000 and it was still a largely agricultural community. People banded together to help support the troops overseas and prepare the home front. Groups like the Civilian Defense Committee held dances, flea markets and other fundraisers to raise money to purchase emergency supplies, should they ever be necessary.

Do you remember the Civil Defense Committee in Mount Prospect?

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Throwback Thursday:
Kruse’s Tavern
While the Kruse family didn’t arrive in Mount Prospect until 1930, the tavern that they eventually operated started as Behrens’ Saloon, which was owned by Henry Behrens. It was reported that the first liquor license ever issued by the Village was given to this establishment. William Kruse was involved in the business of operating taverns all his life. He first opened a tavern in Des Plaines before purchasing Behrens’ Saloon in Mount Prospect in the 1920s. At this point the name was changed to Kruse’s Tavern. In small communities like Mount Prospect, taverns served as much more than a place to get a drink. Oftentimes, they were also the center of social and civic life, and sold a variety of goods to the public. Kruse’s Tavern was no exception. In its now 113 year history, the restaurant now known as Mrs. P & Me has adapted to changing times.
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