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Rich clay deposits in the Shermerville area brought about development of the brick industry as shown by these workers at Illinois Brick Yard No. 1 near Pfingsten Road (site of the present Underwriters Laboratories location) around 1915. Photo Submitted.
Dan Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
11:32 am CDT June 26, 2018
As the glow of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago faded and the 20th Century approached and then became reality, life remained far from easy in Illinois and tiny Shermerville.