- May 31, 2020
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- Lyons, IL
Look around the earliest roads before being paved. Especially if a river runs by it, people tended to think it disappeared when put in the river and a lot dumps were near to. It's all about location, wait that's a restaurant.So in the location, I'm digging into specifically, there used to be pig farms and residences with mostly Japanese immigrant families back in the 20s through the 50s. There may have been houses back there in the early 1900s but I can't find much to back that up. So far, I can find mentions of Japanese, White, and a sole Mexican living in the valley from 1920-1940.
Prior to this, there are a lot of newspapers dating to the 1880s and 1890s. I also found mention of a Hawaiian man who owned a plot in the valley in 1837. Furthermore, the agriculture teacher has a stone poi mortar which I presume was dug up there as well.
Here's a picture of a big refuse pile once located along the main road passing by. Dates to 1942 I think.