DeKalb County, you might say it’s a place where innovation
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
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
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.
paper is used for superior
photo reproduction of both
black and white and color