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events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois,
and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories
gathered about people and events from 1835 through World War
by Robert Bike
The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
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Katie Becker married Mr. Kennedy, Freeport.
Margaret Collmann, Freeport.
Emma F. Currey.
Grace M. Hayes, teacher, Freeport.
Harry Morrow Hyde, journalist.
Mary A. Rockey, Portland, Oregon, later Freeport.
May Settly married Mr. Webb, Ridott.
Agnes Wolf married Mr. Angle, Grand Island, Nebraska.
Hattie Wolf married Mr. Goodrich, physician, Evanston.
While only one boy graduated alongside 16 girls, others who attended included Alek Taylor, Fred Mattert, Cal Meyer, Hans Bamberger and Orville Witherbee.
|Charles C. Snyder was principal. Instructors included Mr. Frick, George Selby, Mr. A. W. Greene and Miss Frances A. Rosebrugh.. The class started in the old Union School before the new high school was built at the corner of Exchange and Cherry.|
|Harry Morrow Hyde was born in Freeport on October 6, 1869, graduated from Beloit College in 1888, and wrote an article for The Round Table about female students entitled "She!" The article began "Hail to the conquering coed!....She has melted the ghostly army of gray alumni with a smile!" He was an award-winning speaker with a "sonorous voice."In 1900, Harry Morrow Hyde published a "The Animal Alphabet" for children, illustrating each letter and accompanied by verses written by Hyde. Harry Hyde was the author of a book for young people, "The Upstart" (1906). In the book, he calls Freeport "Liberty" and talks about the railroad separating the Kilgrubben shanty-town from Liberty. He also wrote Through the Stage Door; Stories of Actors and Stage Life Behind the Scenes. Hyde was also the co-author (with Bert Knight) of The Buccaneers: A Story of the Black Flag in Business (1904). His careeer included City Editor, Dubuque, Iowa, Daily Times; reporter for the Chicago Trubune; a journalist, Dayton, Ohio; later Editor of Technical World Magazine, Chicago.|
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such as postcards, people and events from that year.