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She designed the jacket and the lay-outs for the pages containing photographs. It is difficult to give an idea of the magnitude of the work which had to be done on a curtailed time and money budget. The sanitary district and the people de- pendent upon it are most fortunate in having an engineer-manager of the calibre of Donn Henn who has served in that capacity since 1929. The colonists in Massachusetts and Virginia could not have survived without it. Hiram Holcomb was the first president and was succeeded in 1911 by F. One of the speakers at some of the Farm Institute meetings was a German im- migrant professor at the University of Illinois named William G. It had to be educational and it had to be demonstrated and proved to be accepted. The Story of Agriculture 45 Even more startling, however, was the action of the executive committee in naming a sub-committee of three — Henry Parke, Frederick Townsend, and Sam Bradt — with instructions to confer with William G.
She also prepared the photographs for the engraver. She secured her degree of Bachelor of Education from Illinois State Normal University. The writers tried to retain some of the essence of earlier volumes on De Kalb County history. The plant is directed by a Board of three trustees appointed by the County Judge. THE STORY OF AGRICULTURE Agriculture as a fact of life had its start in De Kalb County about 1835 when the Indians signed a treaty with the white man and moved on to other hunting grounds. Parke had been graduated from the Uni- versity of Illinois and had gone east to teach in a small college for two years, didn't like it, and came back to his beloved home county of De Kalb and resumed his work in trying to do something for agriculture. Eck- hardt at the University of Illinois, and hire him as the Agricultural Demonstrator for De Kalb County.
Historical Committee Rupert Jordan Orville Shipman J. Where no source is given, care was used in determining the facts, and all sources are believed to be as reliable as possible. ARY OF THL UN IVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 977.328 D3/f ILLINOIS HISTORY SURVEY LIBRARY FROM OXEN TO JETS Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign OOdavy FROM OXEN TO JETS A History of De Kalb County 1835 - 1963 Edited by HARRIET WILSON DAVY Published by the De Kalb County Board of Supervisors ROGERS PRINTING COMPANY • DIXON, ILLINOIS JD3' Copyright© 1963 by De KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Library of Congress No. Foreword V^/XEN TO JETS does not presume to be a complete history; rather it attempts to epitomize the valiant De Kalb County story from the time of the Indians to the present.63-21791 Printed in the United States of America Louis E. It can not possibly include the names and deeds of all the dedicated souls who, across the generations, have wrought faithfully to make their own locale and the rest of the world a finer place in which to live. 3 5° To avoid the semblance of a textbook, and to minimize expense, this book has few footnotes and no detailed bibliography.Men of the cloth, teachers, in- dustrialists, farmers — in fact all who conscientiously labor — have woven their ideals and hopes into the warp and woof of the tapestry called life.