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In Topic: Cowtown Inn Postcards

08 September 2006 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE(Akuhead @ Aug 4 2006, 03:16 PM) View Post

Thanks for that tip. I was able to find an old chrome card of the Continental Inn. Looks like it's from around the 1964 time frame judging from the cars visible.

You are welcome. I meant to thank you for posting this neat photo. It's incomprehensible that it fell to wrack and ruin in such a relatively short period of time.

In Topic: Fort Worth - Aerial View 1930's

08 September 2006 - 03:22 PM

Thank you so much for posting all these wonderful photos. They are a treasure!

In Topic: Where did the "Arlington" in Arlington Heights come from?

04 September 2006 - 01:12 PM

Other Places Named Arlington Heights

Encyclopedia of Chicago web site says that in 1853 William Dunton persuaded the Illinois & Wisconsin Railroad to make a stop, and laid out a town called Dunton. It incorporated as Arlington Heights [Illinois] in 1887, when its population was approximately 1,000.


Fort Myer web site: "The acres encompassing Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery were called Arlington Heights when they were owned in the 1800s by Mary Anna Randolph, granddaughter of George Washington Parke Custis. Custis was Martha Washington's grandson. Mary Anna Randolph married Robert E. Lee when he was a young Army lieutenant. Lee helped rescue the estate from financial disaster in 1858, left the area in April 1861 to lead the Confederate Army, never to return. The land was confiscated by the government for military purposes when the Lees were unable to pay their property taxes in person. Part of the estate became Arlington National Cemetery...."

In Topic: Where did the "Arlington" in Arlington Heights come from?

04 September 2006 - 12:29 PM

"Fort Worth - Outpost on the Trinity", page 199:

This source says that H.B. Chamberlain, a "wealthy Denver suburban real-estate man," was the promoter of Arlington Heights. He had purchased 2,000 acres of land for the development from Tom Hurley, a Chicago financier. It says that Chamberlain was president of the world YMCA and sold many of the lots abroad. He was killed in a collision while riding his bicycle in London in the fog.

In Topic: Where did the "Arlington" in Arlington Heights come from?

04 September 2006 - 09:17 AM

I meant to add the URL. GO to this page on the LOC web http://memory.loc.go...newe_V11I4.html and scroll down to the bottom to find the article. I recommend you read it in page view from the Cornell University web because these are scans of the original article.