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The Blue Island Story - 1835-1962

The Blue Island Story 1835-1962

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Pages 4 and 83

Page 4

Some of the names given to other sections of of this early settlement were neither as pleasantly descriptive nor, fortunately, as lasting as that of Blue Island, the "black" or "Robbers' Woods" and worst of all, "Horse Thief Hollow."

Page 83

In 1835, Norman Rexford, a native of Charlotte, Vermont, drove by team to Chicago, arriving on the 5th of June. He visited for a short time with his brother Stephen, who had preceded him and was located in Bachelors' Grove.