William Weishaar, Illinois 1952
William Weishaar, Park Forest, Illinois in 1952: In the 1950's when the developers came out from Chicago to build Park Forest, William "Bill" Weishaar, grandson of Michael Weishaar who homesteaded the land, was told his farm had been 'rezoned'. He could stay, but would now have to pay taxes on each lot as if it was developed with houses on it. Forced to sell, he decided to try his hand farming in Southern California. But his wife Tillie missed her friends, so they returned to build a home in Steger on W 34th Street.
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