Now They Call It Pre du Chevaux

By Thomas Washington

Mom and Dad said they moved because they knew that old Wayne, the Illinois landscape of corn and wheat fields, the windmills and barns, and the crumbling brick silos, would soon be steamrolled into the vortex of Chicago land sprawl. The writing was on the wall, they said, with plans for bridges to connect the country lanes to the city’s arterial flow of traffic, and the farmers parceling their fields to developers.…

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