Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1963 – 2012

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• 8.5" x 11" hardbound cover
• 304 pages all color pages
• Commemorative, numbered edition
• A sequel to From Oxen to Jets
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Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1963 – 2012

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DeKalb County, you might say it’s a place where innovation thrives.
It is, after all, where barbed wire was invented, and is the source of the famous “Flying Ear” of corn, a delightful image that actually represents the many advances in agriculture made in the fertile soil the county is known for. Yes, DeKalb County is truly a place where innovation is welcomed.

Yet it’s so much more. It is a place where education is valued, whether it be in the higher education institutes of Northern Illinois University or Kishwaukee College, or the many quality elementary and secondary schools in each community.
It’s a place where the land is still worked to provide food for those near and far, and where finding new ways to produce the best crops is still encouraged.
For many of the 105,000 people who reside in the 632 square miles that make up DeKalb County, the land is simply the place they call home.
And it’s a homeland that the DeKalb County Historical- Genealogical Society would like to share with you in a new book that looks at the changes that have cropped up in the past five decades.

Picking up where a previous history, From Oxen to Jets, left off, Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1963 – 2012 chronicles the changes, growth and important events that have occurred during the past 50 years in DeKalb County. Community leaders and history enthusiasts from different walks of life who have a deep appreciation for DeKalb County dug in to detail the history of the land in 12 chapters. Among the authors are: Paul Borek, Sue Breese, Rob Dancey, Sharon Emanuelson, Al Golden, Joan Hardekopf, Roger Hopkins, Robert Hutcheson, Ron Klein, Sherrie Martin, Terry Martin, Clark Neher, Barry Schrader, Averil Schrieber, Jerry Smith and Marcia Wilson.

Take a journey into Acres of Change, a book undertaken by the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society. Local residents researched and recorded various areas of the county to tell the stories of how the land and its people have changed in 50 years. The dozen chapters of the book explore the intricacies of the agriculture, arts and entertainment, education, government, industry, law, libraries, media, medicine, religion, service organizations and townships that encompass the county.

Proud of a rich history, Acres of Change records the past 50 years of DeKalb County for future generations to cherish. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity; order Acres of Change today! Order a copy for yourself, friends and family members to treasure for years to come.

Acres of Change - A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1963 - 2012 will be a 81/2" x 11" coffee table edition with hardbound cover, 304 all color pages displaying a pictorial history.
High-gloss, double-coated paper is used for superior photo reproduction of both black and white and color photographs.

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ISBN 978-1-938730-21-4
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