Our Beach Had Modest Start
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Sep 1924, p. 3

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Mrs. C. W. Hilton, the matron of the public beach, compiled a record of the village bathing beach containing a list of 61 signatures of citizens who became members of the Wilmette Beach Improvement Association in 1908. Names include E. H. Stafford, M.J. Cofey, G. L. Martin, Hugh Melville, R.H. Smart, R.E. Trosper, Dr. Hyde, Charles L. Hosken, W. B. Paulson, William J. King, W. H. Thayer, E.P. Fatch, Charles McCue, Charles D. Heller, A. H. Tuttle, C. C. Carnahan, E. B. Rathbone, F.N. ReQua, C.N. Roberts, Fred Norman, Lynam [Lyman] M. Drake, J.C. Akely, A.J. Coburn, Albert Page, F.L. Joy, N.S.Betts, F.J. Scheidenhelm, C. Jackson, Wilbert Burke, J. Melville Brown, W.C. Shurtleff, John Fielding, T.B. LEdward, T.H. Morris, Dr. C. B. Case, R.B. Donaldson, Clifford French, P.M. Bingham, George J. Tobias, E.C. Emerson, F.B. Brown, H.B. Rennolds, A.W. Hawkes, F.A. Waidner, Jr.; A.C. Wenban, A.K. Shurtleff, Emil C. Butz, H.S. Gemmill, J.B. Frink, W.D. Hudson, William O. Belt, J.P. Gowing, C.C. Mitchell, F.B. Crossley, Mr. Pond, C.J. Cross, George Carroll, J.G. Wray, J.M. Melville, L.E. Otte and Edward Scheidenhelm.

Description of the public facilities at that time in contrast to the amenities now available. The season just closed was one of the coldest in the history of the beach. Even so, ther were about 31,000 registered swimmers from June 21 to Sepember 1 and 10,000 visitors who did not go into the water.

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12 Sep 1924
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Our Beach Had Modest Start