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Naperville, Illinois, USA

Joseph Naper is credited with founding Naperville along the DuPage River in 1831. He drew the first plat in 1842 and was elected the president of the board when the village of Naperville was incorporated in 1857.

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  • 1854 - Napierville
    Napierville, a thriving post-village, capital of Du Page co., Illinois, on Du Page river, about 30 miles W. S. W. from Chicago, 16 miles from the Illi...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Naperville
    Na'perville, a post-village of Du Page co, Ill., in Naperville and Lisle townships, on the West Branch of the Du Page River, and on the Chicago, Burli...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Naperville, a banking city of Dupage co., Ill., on the West Branch of the Dupage River and on the Burlington Route, 9 miles E. of Aurora. Here is the ...Read MORE...


  • Naperville, Illinois, USA
    Grace United Evangelical Church, Naperville, Illinois
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  • Naperville, Illinois, USA
    North Central College

    "North Central College is a coeducational, liberal arts college located in downtown Naperville, Illinois, US. It is part of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, and is affiliated with the United Methodist... Read MORE...

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  • Naperville, Illinois, USA
    Naperville Motel
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  • News 1946 - TRAIN WRECK DEATH TOLL AT 43. ENGINEER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER.
    Naperville, Ill., (AP) - Weary rescue workers Friday counted at least 43 dead in a terrific rear-end collision of the Burlington railroad's westbound ...Read MORE...




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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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Grace United Evangelical Church, Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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North Central College

"North Central College is a coeducational, liberal arts college located in downtown Naperville, Illinois, US. It is part of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, and is affiliated with the United Methodist... Read MORE...

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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Naperville Motel
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History, News and Stories of Naperville, Illinois, USA

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  • 1854 - Napierville
    Napierville, a thriving post-village, capital of Du Page co., Illinois, on Du Page river, about 30 miles W. S. W. from Chicago, 16 miles from the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Naperville
    Na'perville, a post-village of Du Page co, Ill., in Naperville and Lisle townships, on the West Branch of the Du Page River, and on the Chicago,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Naperville, a banking city of Dupage co., Ill., on the West Branch of the Dupage River and on the Burlington Route, 9 miles E. of Aurora. Here is the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - TRAIN WRECK DEATH TOLL AT 43. ENGINEER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER.
    Naperville, Ill., (AP) - Weary rescue workers Friday counted at least 43 dead in a terrific rear-end collision of the Burlington railroad's westbound ... Read MORE...

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