Local History Items at the Library

Bricks Paved the Way – A Brief History of Woodstock Street

Huntley celebrated the 100th anniversary of the paving of Woodstock Street on May 6, 2017.  Woodstock Street has been in existence for over 170 years.  It began as a dirt path for horses and wagons and served as a rudimentary route from Woodstock to Huntley’s square.  The square boasted many flourishing businesses and the train depot sat just south of the square where Woodstock Street ended.  Farmers driving wagons  heavy with milk cans and horses struggled along the street during inclement weather when the road became muddy.  In 1916,…

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Huntley Local History File Index

   Huntley Local History File Index (Hanging Clip File) BUSINESSES #1 1936 Businesses Animal Shelters Asphalt Plant Assessments/ Files Banks Breweries Business People Business Profiles #1 Business Profiles #2 Car Dealerships Catty Dairy Mart Dean Foods Duo-Fast Freund William Fencil Co. Photos- C.1945 BUSINESSES #2 Fox Valley Grease Plant Grocers/ Supermarkets Groundbreakings Hospital Huntley Creamery Huntley Towers Liquor Laws Martial Arts Medical Milk Plants Bottling Mills New Business Plans Newspapers Pharmacies Prime Pointe Business Park Regency Square Remember When… (Huntley…

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Local History Storage Shelves

Cabinet Inventory North (Green) Shelf 1 (top): –Collection of Huntley People—Rugh, Statler, Hawley, Dhamer, Weltzien –Sinnett, Hadley, Lazansky, Anderson & Statler –Hawley Memorabilia –Devine family letters and photos –Village of Huntley—1999 aerial, calendars, newsletters, Community Council 1958, etc. –Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce newsletters –Chamber of Commerce Community Guides to 2009 (box 1) –Chamber of Commerce Community Guides 2010 to present (box 2) Shelf 2: –Businesses –Huntley Historical Society –Huntley Park District brochures –Grafton Township and Huntley Fire Protection District…

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Borden's Factory

25 Must See Items in the Local History Collection

The Huntley Area Public Library has an extensive Local History collection. The staff have selected 25 must see items in the local history collection in honor of the library’s 25th Anniversary. 1.      Daily Journal from the Fencil Fuze Plant 1944-1945 2.      Fuzes & Tubes from the Fencil Fuze Plant 3.      Huntley High School Yearbooks from 1949-2000 4.      100 years of Huntley School class photos from 1880-1980 5.      Town Square Self-Guided Tour handout 6.      First…

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Huntley Historical Society Donates Oral Histories

Members of the Huntley Historical Society visited the Huntley Area Public Library on Monday, February 25 to present the Library’s Local History Department with DVDs of oral history recordings from long-time local residents. Historical Society members produced the interviews.  Elaine Kadakia and Jim Donohue interviewed residents, and Mark Skaja filmed each session. Below is a YouTube playlist of the interviews:

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