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A gazebo welcomes visitors to Cook Park along Bangs Lake in Wauconda. Paul Valade | Staff

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General Information

  • Water Spirit Wonder
  • 13,753
  • 1872
  • One of the earliest stagecoach routes in this area was from Wauconda to Janesville, Wis. In the mid-1850s.
  • 60084
  • 42.26691, -88.142657

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School Districts

  • Mundelein High School District 120 (High school)
  • d120.org

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Notable People

  • Brent Sherman
  • Stock car driver who has competed in the ARCA RE/MAX, NASCAR Busch and NASCAR Nextel Cup series and open wheel cars n the Firestone Indy Lights series.
  • Brent Sherman's website
  • Dr. Manhattan
  • Alternative rock band formed by four students at Wauconda High School in 2005; has recorded for Vagrant Records and Cassette Deck.
  • Dr. Manhattan's website
  • Justus Bangs
  • Founded the village in 1836 after building his house at the edge of the lake that bears his name. Is said to have named the town after a Native American character in a book.
  • Lake County Discovery Musem