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After Nov. 11, 1918, various military armaments traveled by rail around the nation as exhibitions of what helped the Allies win World War I. This tank came to Shermerville. Behind the man is the Sherman House Hotel, which was built in 1904; Northbrook’s Metra commuter parking lot is located there now. Photo Submitted
Dan Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
11:49 am CDT October 23, 2018
When “The Great War” officially ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 — Armistice Day — the tiny village of Shermerville (population of about 500) joined a war-weary world in rejoicing.