Edited by Jim Wright Editor’s note: As Homewood celebrates its 125th year as a municipality, the Homewood Historical Society is helping us recall how the village started. This written stroll around town portrays the key places that shaped the town’s early years. Homewood is here because:The Vincennes Trail, an early Indian trail connecting Vincennes, Indiana and the settlement at the mouth of the Chicago River, appears to have developed two branches starting at about what is now 10th Street in Chicago Heights. The west branch followed the route of Riegel /Chicago . . .
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