Monday, April 2, 2012

Philip Rogers

Added photos of the Philip Rogers memorial stone and Indian Boundary Park Lagoon today with the following information:

Philip Rogers, Born in Ireland, came to Rogers Park about 1834 and bought 1600 acres from the government. First lived in a log house at Lunt and Western Avenues. Died in 1856. Village named after him in 1844.

Indian Boundary Park Lagoon is an urban oasis for people and a safe haven for wildlife, this natural area offers a restful place in the city. The prairie, trees and wetland areas surrounding the lagoon have been restored with plant species native to Illinois.

Bill Morton

Word 49 - The Word on Edgewater, Rogers Park and West Ridge

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