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Identifier: northwestillustr1876chic
Title: The North and West illustrated for tourist, business and pleasure travel : The popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota. A guide to the lakes and rivers, to the plains and mountains, to the resorts of birds, game animals and fishes; and hints for the commercial traveler, the theatre manager, the land hunter and the emigrant
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Chicago and North Western Railway Company Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago & North-Western Railway Co.

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ogicalSchool and Womans College. Sixteen hundred 104 The North and West Illustrated. students are beiug educated here. In the city aregas works, water works, twelve churches, one news-paper, banks, and many fine business houses. Wilmette, (Indian, Ouilmette) is 14 miles fromChicago, and has 500 residents. It is located in anatural grove of hard wood trees, which lend theirattractions to the place. Winnetka. The name is said to be Indian, forBeautiful Land, which well describes the village.It has a population of 900 souls, four churches, fineschools, one of 600 scholars, a hotel for 100 guests,and business houses enough to supply all the com-mercial wants of the people. This also is a temper-ance village. Lake Side, 18 miles out, is a grow-ing village. Glencoe, 19 miles from Chicago, wasfirst settled by W. S. Gurnee, in 1869, and has now500 residents. The village is half a mile from thestation, and has natural groves, good water, schools,and churches. Ravinia, 21 miles from Chicago, is

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Lake Dells, Milwaukee, Wis.—page pushing itself into notice as a pleasant suburb ofChicago. Highland Park, 23 miles from Chicago, has acharming location, on high bluffs overlooking LakeMichigan. The town was laid out by a companythat has spent much money in building streets andwalks, and otherwise improving it. It has severalgood schools, four churches, and excellent society.Highland Hall was built for a hotel, and is used forthat purpose from May to September, while, duringthe rest of the year, it is occupied as a Collegiate In-stitution for the education of young ladies, with thefollowing broad and comprehensive curriculum : A Preparatory Department—with the usual Ele-mentary Branches, pursued with great thorough-ness ; a Department of Literature— including Gram-mar, Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Rhet-oric, Composition, Literature, and Criticism; aDepartment of Natural Science—including Physics,Chemistry, Astronomy, Mineralogy, Geology, Zool-ogy, and Botany; a Mathem

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