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Mr. Quimby, Elmhurst, Ill., 1881
Posted by: kay (ID *****5332) Date: February 20, 2005 at 11:55:15
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St. Charles (Ill.) Chronicle, 29 July 1881:
Reprinted from Salem (Mass.) Evening News
Editor:
I have passed through many lovely cities and towns but none so attractive to my eye as the city of St. Charles, Ill. It is situated on the Fox river, thirty-eight miles from Chicago, due west on the Chicago and Northwestern R.R. It is a city of about 2,500 inhabitants, of the New England type – as there are but two saloons in the town and they close at ten o’clock every evening, and do not open on Sunday, and the proprietors pay a license of $250 per annum.

I spent Sunday in that beautiful city and the church bells reminded me of our own Salem. There are several churches in the city, and from the throngs in the street about church time I made up my mind it was a Puritanic city in taste.

The sound of the waterfall just above the bridges, and the ST. Charles band playing in the square, lulled me to sleep with thoughts of Niagara, as there the season has just opened.

It was my pleasure to meet many friends in St. Charles: Mr. Frank Chester, the popular conductor of the St. Charles passenger, leaving Chicago at 5:15; Mr. Jos. Scott, the passenger agent and depot master at St. Charles; also old Bill Mobley, the engineer (may his shadow never grow less); Mr. Bross, a respected citizen of St. Charles, and Mr. Quimby of Elmhurst all contributed to my entertainment; also the correspondent of the Chicago Times deserves mention for his item of eastern arrivals, and if he should come this way we will put his name in the News.
More anon,
Joey

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