The next best thing to going shopping in Chicago was going shopping in Elgin
Here are some photos sure to bring back memories of that big city in the Carpentersville area.
In 1975 I lived in Elgin and worked at the Pizza Hut on N. Mclean Blvd. and one of the McDonalds
(I think there were two at the time, both owned by the Bear Corporation).
Elgin Community College 1977
The Hoot Toot & Whistle was near Villa Olivia in the 60s. It was a real mini train that ran on a real track and went into the woods.
(That little engine and train is now at the Riverside and Great Northern Railroad North of the Dells Operating
as engine number 98 In case anyone gets up that way. It would be a great nostalgia ride.
Thanks for the memories, Kirk H.)
A Very Special Thank You To Mike S. For Providing These Great Images