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Plan of Evanston

The Evanston Public Library is digitizing the 1917 Plan of Evanston as part of its Digital Past Local History collection. The Plan of Evanston was commissioned in 1916 by the Evanston Small Parks and Playgrounds Association, some of whose officers and directors were notable Evanston women. Here are a few pages from the digitized Plan

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An earlier attempt to document significant women in Evanston

We aren’t sure of the exact date of this article, but believe it is from sometime in the early 1930s. The newspaper had asked readers to send in their suggestions for a list of important women in Evanston’s history. Local woman Estelle Frances Ward, herself a woman-of-note, submitted a list of eight women she thought

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