Monday, March 31st, 2008

Eldridge Park lagoon.

Tags:  Elmhurst
Love this photo! Great shot!
cdcgull   Monday, March 31, 2008
Man, I posted that shot like two seconds ago. Thanks!
Bill Pearch   Monday, March 31, 2008
This is in Elmhurst? Dang, I really should have gotten out more. Hey - have you ever seen that big ass hole in the ground a little west of downtown Elmhurst? I don't know what that's all about, but it's this huge hole that takes up several blocks and looks like it goes down forever. Please to do a documentary on that. Thank you.
Dave Heinzel   Monday, March 31, 2008
I always like to think of that as Elmhurst's answer to the Grand Canyon. That is an old quarry used by Elmhurst-Chicago Stone. That don't blast there anymore, but that is used now for flooding purposes. Elmhurst had a huge flood in the 1987. Salt Creek know drains into the quarry if the levels reach a certain point. On another note, I am working on a multi-part blog about Elmhurst. Not quite sure where to start yet, but I have some notes.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Wow. That is a big hole.
Betsy   Tuesday, April 1, 2008
It is a big hole for Illinois.
Angi   Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Here is some information:
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Beautiful. I think Fall colors are my favorite. So rich!
LGrant   Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Dave, I know this isn't much, but I found a bit more on the Elmhurst quarry. It comes from the Encyclopedia of Chicago website. In 1883 Adolph Hammerschmidt and Henry Assman (nice name!) founded Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company near the village's western limits to quarry dolomite limestone.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, April 3, 2008
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