Tag: Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest

The Mammoth Near You

Saturday, February 2, 2019 || By Roy Potnick/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The bones of a mammoth at the Forest Park Public Library. | Submitted photo

Imagine a time, some 16,000 years ago, when the city of Chicago and much of the nearby area was covered by a lake, the ancestor of today’s Lake Michigan.

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Maywood’s Past On Display At Oak Park Museum’s Fair Housing Exhibit

Saturday, October 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Oak Park River Forest Museum’s newest exhibit, “Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing,” runs through June 2019. | VFP 

In 1937, the famous black chemist Percy Julian, then living in Maywood, wrote a letter to the editor of the Oak Park Oak Leaves newspaper in order to chime in on a controversy involving an African American star football player at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

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