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FULLERSBURG  1832-1862

Lecture presentation

Sunday, May 19, 2024    2:00pm 

Oak Brook Public Library

As the Black Hawk War concluded in 1832, Gen. Winfield Scott asked Lt. Sherman King to keep an eye on the Potawatomi around Fullersburg, where the largest Native American village in DuPage County had existed. By 1862, early settler Benjamin Fuller lobbied the CB & Q. Railroad for a station stop in Fullersburg, which had become a hub for business and transportation. What caused such rapid change during these 30 years? In what ways did Fullersburg progress during its early settlement years? What qualities did the men and women possess that contributed to the growth and commercial success of this area?

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Lecturers are Don Fuller, Sue Devick, and Elizabeth Arts

from the Fullersburg Historic Foundation

and Oak Brook Historical Society.

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