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Drivers can’t resist trying out Northbrook’s first asphalt-paved road (Glenview Avenue, which became Waukegan Road) on a Sunday afternoon in 1921. Photo Submitted.
Dan Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
10:54 am CDT July 24, 2018
When Illinois marked its centennial on Dec. 3, 1918, only three weeks had passed since World War I ended on Nov. 11. As difficult as that would be, it was a time for Americans to begin focusing on issues other than the horrific “Great War” — and that included the residents of Shermerville.