Monday, June 9, 2008

Wing Park, Elgin, IL.


Here's another shot culled from that box of photos back home. (Blogspot will only let you upload images 8mb or lower, which is a shame with this shot.) This looks like Wing Park on the west side of Elgin. I used to wade in this creek myself in the 60's. From the cars I'm guessing this is maybe the 30's? All the moms out there cooling their kids down. A nice shot of a much simpler time. Do yourself a favor and double click on the photo for a closer view.

4 comments:

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Sheldon said...

heya... it is still sometimes this simple - just harder to find those unbuilt swimming areas!

Sheldon said...

awesome photo!

Rick said...

Nice picture, though not sure about the simpler times either .. if it's indeed the 30s these folks were cooling off to the rise of Hitler, the Great Depression and the start of World War II. But something about the haircuts made it seem more manageable, and I guess it would be a while yet before we got dragged into the deal.