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Teaching An Old School New Tricks: Milton Visionary’s Dream Continues After Recent Acquisition

This summer, in Naperville, IL., North Central College formally acquired the smaller American Great Books college, Shimer College in Chicago to help preserve its’ future. While this acquisition may go overlooked in upstate New York, Shimer College’s roots trace back to two local visionaries. Created in 1853, Shimer College was the brain child of two…

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Remember When: Gardner’s Harness Shop

Here’s a bit about Gardner’s Harness Shop, according to Brookside Museum: Gardner’s Harness Shop on Malta Avenue was in business with “Everything for the Horse” since before 1871 and through 1914. L. Gardner was the owner of the shop in 1871, according to a business gazetteer. At some point in the early 19th century, G.W….

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