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The earliest Wilmette blizzard for which we have good records hit the village on Saturday, January 5, 1918, and even old-timers couldn't remember a worse one. Snow fell for thirty continuous hours, as powerful winds whipped up huge eight-foot snowdrifts that blanketed the whole community. All traffic shut down, and most people had no choice but to stay home. An emergency call went out for me
A Wilmette native and old friend of the WHM, Harold Lundberg, Jr., stopped by the other day with some snapshots that had belonged to his dad. This one in particular caught our eye. On the back, in pencil, is the note, "Photo by Waldo.
Volunteers are like family around here. We lost a much-loved member of that family on July 3, 2014, when Joyce Fardoux passed away.
On April 7, 1916, the Annual Meeting of Ye Olde Towne Folkes welcomed Asceneth “Carrie” Stolp as guest speaker. In the speech she gave that night, Stolp recalled a history of Wilmette from the days of the Ouilmette reservation to the founding of Ye Olde Towne Folkes in 1892.