The attractions of Sycamore include its majestic 1904 county courthouse, domed Carnegie library, well-appointed Victorian homes and tree-lined streets, and flourishing central business district located on a broad main street first laid out in the mid-19th century. The 1-cent parking meters are a nice touch too. This DeKalb County seat retains the charming appearance of a fictional mid-western small-town USA. Now known far and wide for its annual pumpkin festival in October, Sycamore has a rich historical past. In Sycamore, readers will discover people, businesses, organizations, and events that contributed to this community becoming a place where the slogan Life Offers More in Sycamore was a natural.
The cover, shown above, is of the 1936 Anaconda Wire & Cable Company annual picnic which was held at "The Farm" on East Route 64.
Sue Breese and Robert Meyer have recently walked and completed a new transcript of burials. The information is in Excel format and available for purchase.
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Carving Honors People of Sycamore
Changling Movie Has DeKalb County Connection
Chicago and North Western Depot
Counterfeiters in DeKalb County
The DeKalb County Oil Boom
Early Weather Reporting
James H. Beverage and the Sycamore Bank Failure of 1866
The Lincoln Statue
First Automobile in DeKalb
First Jury of Sycamore Women
Sycamore Electric Company
Sycamore Wagon Works
Obituary of Phyllis I. Horton Kelly
In Grandmother's Attic
Fairdale Train Accident
The Pest House
Pictures Show A Sad Time In Kingston's History
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