War Defines our Region

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. This is the third in a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. For more than 100 years our region was contested ground, due to the wars between the French and British empires over control … Read more

Indian Life and the Arrival of French Explorers

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. This is the second in a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. The people we now call Native Americans or Indians had a presence in northern Illinois from about 1600 AD. Different tribal groups … Read more

Early Evanston: A View of an Ancient Landscape

Lori Osborne is the Archivist at the Evanston History Center. Over the next couple months, she’ll be publishing a series of articles on very early Evanston history, from millions of years ago to Evanston’s earliest settlers. Our view of Evanston before history was recorded is limited by the layers of human civilization that have altered … Read more