Sunday, May 24, 2009

Glen Ellyn's Suprising History

On Saturday, May 30th at 1pm, The Bookstore will welcome Dan Anderson, local historian and author of 24 Tales of Murder, Mayhem, Infidelity, Pranks and Other Intriguing Tidbits of Glen Ellyn History ($14.95). These fun and surprising stories from the archives of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society prove once and for all that Glen Ellyn isn't really the quaint and quiet little village you might think.

For starters, there's an old skeleton under the Prairie Path near the library. Gangs of thieving boys used to hang out in the caves on Honeysuckle Hill, now the home of the Glenbard West Hilltoppers. Madame Emily Rieck once operated a prosperous brothel and gambling parlor out of a Victorian mansion on the corner of Crescent Boulevard and Riford Road.

Come meet Dan Anderson and get a copy of this book for yourself. (Rumor has it Dan will be the one in a historical costme!) The next time you take your dog for a walk, you can chuckle as you walk by all of the infamous sites from the book. So much for our sleepy little suburb!

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