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Algonquin Historic
Commission

Note:

Commission only collects books or publishes documents that will help community members or visitors in researching their family connections with Algonquin.

Commission searches for original sourcesof information. All visitors should be aware there are sources of information about the history of Algonquin that are erroneous, i.e. Naming of the Village after Indian Tribe. Village was named after a boat that sailed on the Great Lakes.

 

100 Archaeological Prehistory and Native American (Potawatomi)

Prehistory/Glacial History/Geography/Native Plants and Trees
Potawatomi/Pioneers/Native American and Pioneer Medicine

200 History of Algonquin and Early Pioneers of Algonquin Area

  County and Township Histories, Local Historical Publications, Diaries, Family Histories, Directories, Census and Indexes of Algonquin Families,
Plat Books, Historical Maps of Algonquin
, Pioneer Dairies and Letters

300 Local Historical Topics

  Civil War, Transportation, Rural, Crime, Churches, Organizations
Clubs, Recreation (Founders Days), Local Directories (City, Phone...)

400 History of Algonquin Hill Climbs

Photographs, Race Results, National Magazine Reprints, National
Advertisements, Chicago and Local Newspaper Articles

 500 Local Government Records

  First Board Minutes (1890-1898), Surveys
Old Town Survey, Tax Records for Old Town Properties
Reports and Documents from Village Board

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Library

Origin of Name
Algonquin

First Village
Board Minutes

Crimes/Murders

Historic Sites

Civil War Era

Auto Races
Hill Climbs

Algonquin Maps

Disasters
Floods, Fires,
...

Pioneer History

Organzations

Historic Calendar

Famous People

Churches

Immmigrants

Family History
Obituraries

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Questions or Inquiries