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Historical Marker Virtual Tour #2:
DeKalb & Sycamore
Welcome to part two of the Historical Markers of DeKalb County virtual tour. Below are the videos in this part of the tour. Click on a video to play it.
In this tour...
Carlos Lattin Cabin - Chicago and Northwest Depot - DeKalb Poultry Research - Winged Ear Logo - Glidden Homestead - DeKalb Swine Breeding - And More!
DeKalb County Historical Markers Virtual Tour: William Eckhardt
Visit the historical markers of DeKalb County with this virtual tour of every marker in the DeKalb area. Footage property of the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association. Reproduction, third-party use, sale, and embedding without permission is prohibited.
Carlos Lattin Cabin
One of the earliest physical settlements on the land now known as DeKalb County, owned by Carlos Lattin. Photo Credits courtesy of: Ryne James [map design] Joiner History Room Academic sources: Prof. Lewis M. Gross, Past and Present of DeKalb County, Illinois, Vol. II, Chicago: The Pioneer Publishing Company, 1907. Sycamore True Republican. Mar 4, 1931. Sycamore True Republican. Mar 2, 1901. Sycamore Tribune. Sept. 14, 1934.
Chicago and NW Depot
The original site of the Chicago and North Western Depot was here in DeKalb County. Photo credits courtesy of: Joiner History Room https://www.dekalb.illinoisgenweb.orgmaps.html Regional History Center Academic sources: “First railroad entered city in 1853,” DeKalb Chronicle, June 25, 1981
DeKalb Swine Breeders
Another field which the DeKalb Agricultural Association excelled in was its role in researching and developing pioneering innovations regarding swine breeding. Photo credits courtesy of: DAAHA Archival Collection Bob Myers Academic sources: “The Story of the DEKALB “Ag” From County Co-op to Leader in Agricultural Research 1912 – 1998.” Roberts Jr., Thomas H. 1999.
First Court Session
The very first court session and legal decision made in DeKalb County, and documents from the session itself. Photo credits courtesy of: Joiner History Room Bob Myers Sarah Belch [map design] Academic Academic sources: “DeKalb County Courthouse History”. Mary G. Simons, Secretary, Public Building Commission
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