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Throwback Thursday:

One of our Throwback Thursday posts from June raised a question about a factory seen in the photograph, so this week we are going to take a closer look.

The factory seen in the upper right-hand corner of the aerial view of Mount Prospect in 1926 (shown below) is the J. B. Crofoot Co. Founded in 1905 in Milwaukee, the J. B. Crofoot Co. manufactured staplers and screen tackers that were considered “modern and up-to-date” for its time.The company relocated twice before it finally settled down in Mount Prospect. Its first move was to Chicago so that it could utilize the central location of transportation, and then in the early 1920s it moved to Arlington Heights. After only a few years in Arlington Heights, the company was persuaded by William Busse to relocate to Mount Prospect. With the new factory came a large workforce and the population of Mount Prospect quickly grew. This caused a boost in home sales in Busse’s Eastern Addition subdivision which was developed by the Mount Prospect Development Association. The factory was located on the corner of Evergreen Ave. and Maple St. near the water tower.

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Last Wednesday at our Silent Movie Night, we witnessed first hand what one young man is capable of doing to support his town's history. Nolan Hahn, former student of Julie Vowinkle's second grade class at Lions Park Elementary, crafted unique jewelry using rocks, shells and glass that he collected from Wilmette Beach. Nolan decided to sell his jewelry at our Silent Movie Night and donated all the proceeds to the Central School Restoration Project. Nolan's jewelry raised a total of $128!
Thank you Nolan for your outstanding support and dedication to the Central School!
Check out the pictures below to see some of his beautiful jewelry!

Interested in supporting the Central School Restoration Project? Follow this link! http://www.yourcentralschool.org/ (6 photos)
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Thank you everyone who came to our Silent Movie Night last night to support the Central School! We had such a wonderful turn out! If you want to know more information about our Central School restoration project, please follow this link: http://www.yourcentralschool.org/ (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Throwback Thursday:

We would like to wish George R. Busse a very Happy Birthday!
George R. Busse is the son of George L. Busse and the grandson of George Busse. Throughout the years, George R. Busse has donated over 400 objects to the collection of the Mount Prospect Historical Society. Many of these objects date back to the 1890s when Mount Prospect was still a small community. We are thankful that he has played such a large role in preserving the history of Mount Prospect!

This is a photograph of George R. Busse in 1969.

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We are starting to set up for our Silent Movie Night! It will be taking place at the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 101-103 S. Maple St. The museum grounds open at 7:30 p.m. and the silent movies start at 8 p.m.

Movie goers will have an opportunity to purchase refreshments and ice cream, browse through the museum store, and take a peek inside the 1896 Central Schoolhouse which is currently undergoing restoration. Bring your chair or blanket and sit beneath the summer night skies as the Mount Prospect Historical Society takes you back to the early days of cinema.

We hope to see you there!
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