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Arlington Hts. stories: Getting down to business

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  • In the 1860s, the Union Hotel in downtown Dunton, Ill., faced Myrtle Avenue. This picture was taken from what today is Dunton and Davis. The photograph was hand outlined and colored, giving it the look of a drawing.

      In the 1860s, the Union Hotel in downtown Dunton, Ill., faced Myrtle Avenue. This picture was taken from what today is Dunton and Davis. The photograph was hand outlined and colored, giving it the look of a drawing.
    Courtesy of the Arlington HTS. Historical Museum

  • Arlington Hts. quasquicentennial logo

      Arlington Hts. quasquicentennial logo

 
By Gerry Souter
Special to the Daily Herald

From arlington heights' earliest days, it has always encouraged and supported its local businesses, gerry souter writes in his final essay for the village's quasquicentennial year. "with the growth of business and services came the explosion of new homes, churches, schools, banks and the infrastructure that held it all together," he writes.

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