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Flashback Friday:

Today we are flashing back to the Moehling home that was located at 8 East Northwest Highway. John C. Moehling was an important figure in the early development of Mount Prospect. He ran the first general store and post office. He was also the person who convinced John Meyn to move to Mount Prospect from Arlington Heights, so that the town could have a blacksmith. His house was built in 1890 and it is an example of classic Victorian architecture. The magnificence of his house represented his important role in the community. John C. Moehling is considered one of Mount Prospect’s founding fathers.

Below are three pictures showing the Moehling home throughout the early 20th century. Click on each picture to learn more about the house.

Do you remember the Moehling house? Do you remember when it was torn down? Share your stories in the comments!

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Night with the Wolves

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Throwback Thursday:

Last week on Oct. 1 marked the 160 anniversary of the first train that traveled down the Union Pacific Railway. The first train traveled from Chicago to Cary. It wasn't until the 1870s that Mount Prospect boasted its own train station, which allowed farmers to ship their products to Chicago and enabled more people to settle in the area. If the tracks hadn't been laid down through Mount Prospect, the town itself might not have existed at all. Below are photos of what the train station looked like throughout its history.

Do you have any stories about riding on the train from or to Mount Prospect? Where were you traveling to? How old were you? Share in the comments below!

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