Saturday, April 6, 2019 || By Curiosities of Forest Park/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: David Wilmot, the man who would eventually help give Proviso Township its name. | Scanned by Bob Burkhardt – Carl Schurz, Life of Henry Clay, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899, Vol. 2, facing p. 286
The story of the name’s origin goes back to the 1840’s when a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, David Wilmot, proposed a ban on slavery in any state acquired during the Mexican-American War.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
A museum-quality exhibit highlighting some of Maywood’s rich history could be coming to a public building near you.
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Monday, February 18, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: (Bottom row, Left to right): Talei Thompson, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and Christopher Parker. Top row, Patrick Hardy and Sen. Kimberly Lightford. | Illustration by Shanel Romain
The Village Free Press is proud to present our inaugural list of Living Black History Makers and Living Legacies. The first five individuals are people who helped create local history in Proviso Township in 2018. The Living Legacies are individuals who have created spheres of influence in their communities over a number of years.
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