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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 II.
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.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
Biblical Aromatherapy in paperback,
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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
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John Adams, Frederick Aldridge, T. Adams, N. Arganbright, R. Armstrong,
Patricia Baldwin, Ronald Banta, Nancy Baxter, Peggy Beck, Robert Becke, Charles Bennett, Carol Besley, Carolann Bingham, Marilyn Bitter, Carol Borchers, Robert Borneman, Donna Brick, Dolores Buss, R. Barncord, R. Bordner, F. Bruce, L. Buss,
Carol Cain, Darlene Cain, Leslie Allan Carter, Larry Casselman, Raymond Castle, Shirley Chambers, Joseph Chandler, Lavonne Churchill, Jack Clock, Herbert Currier, B. Camerer, T. Carey, M. Chappell,
Donald Dagel, Elsie Dammann, Leroy DeGraff, Mary Lou Donahue, Joan Dorsey, Perry Dorsey, L. DeFrane,
Richard Eckert, Roger Eichmeier, Charles Eklund, Betty Elgin, Richard Elliot, Harry Emrick, Nancy Entmier, Anna Erwin, John Ewing, B. Edler,
Barbara Farnam, Phoebe Fenner, Lois Finkboner, Geraldine Fletcher, Donald Fogel, Margaret Freel, Sharon Fritz, K. Fitchner, R. Fitzgerald, H Foots, E. Foss,
Thomas Garman, Sylvia Garnhart, Arnold Gassman, Paul Geiger, Pauline Geiger, Edith Geiseman, Hyla Geiseman, Joan Gilchrist, A. Dean Glass, Barry Grahl, Shirley Granner, Richard Gusloff, N Gill, D Givson,
DeWayne Harbach, J. Kenneth Hartman, Betty Hethman, Carolyn Heitz, Paula Herbig, Richard Hessenius, Barbara High, Florence Hill, Shirley Hill, Anita Hird, Thomas Hirtle, Laura Howe, Joann Huber, Barbara Hunter, S Haack, G Harrell, R Heck, H. Heckman, J. Heiden, B Heilman, R Hilgar, R Hultquist, B Homan, R Houpt, S Howard, A Hunter, M Honda, L Howard,
Ramona Janssen, Erma Jones, June Julius, William Jury, C Johnson,
Dale Kaiser, Martin Kasten, Sara Keene, Delores Kehr, Virginia Keister, Ora Kellem, Robert Kennedy, William Kilker, Dougas Knowlton, William Koon, Janet Koym, Marie Kramer, Eloise Krusey, Frederick Kuhlemeier, Nancy Kuhlemeyer, Jean Kutsus, Joanne Kutsus, William Kutzke, D Klipping, H Kellem,
Charles Lamm, Bernard Lemanski, Patricia Lemanski, Doris Lenoir, Joseph Locash, C Love, M Loewe, B Larson, R Lalley, J Lebrecht,
James Madden, Thomas Madden, John Maddrell, James Marcum, Kenneth Markel, Marilyn Sue Matthews, Loren Maxey, Charles McClarnon, Rosanna McConnell, Delores McDonald, Joanne Mead, Raymond Meier, Richard Meile, Wilbur Melnick, Patricia Messing, Donna Meyer, Gretchen Meyers, P. Meyers, Robert Moore, Eloise Morris, G Manthei, M Mayo, E Martyn, V M Mayhorn, R McLain, B Mutchler, J Melnick, J McIlvanie, A Meyers, M Michael, M Monroe,
Patricia Nesemeier, Wayne Nesemeyer, Frederic Neyhart, Janet Niebergall, Ruth Nunemacher,
Charles Opel, A Oswalt,
Barbara Parkin, Robert Pashley, Ronald Paulson, Anthony Petta, Margery Phillips, Shirley Pohl, June Polhill, Ronald Polhill, Shirley Popp, R Popp,
Marilyn Rampenthal, Ladona Renkin, Eileen Richtemeyer, Shirley Rock, James Rockow, Lyle Rockow, A. Rosemeier, J. Rosenwinge, Carolyn Roth, Ronald Russell, R. Rusyn, Thomas Ryan, L Rampenthal, C Roth, J Rampenthal,M Robinson, R Reed,
Greta Sandstrom, Gary Sarles, Phillip Scanlon, Donna Schneiderman, Felicity Scholes, Donald Schoonhoven, Richard Schwarz, Patrticia Scott, Mary Louise Shorer, Fremont Short, Richard Shouer, Helen Slaght, Patricia Smith, Orletta Snap, Mary Snook, Natalie Snyder, Darleen Soliday, Joyce Spahn, Mills Spangberg, John Spedding, Leonard Spratler, Audrey Staas, Joyce Stebbins, Joyce Stees, Ronald Stephens, Zoe Stephenson, Jack Stine, James Strahm, Mary Swanson, J Sabin, L Salier, H Sager, S Shoemaker, N Stansberry, D Shafer, C Stine, D Steffen, K Spencer, C Symens,
Loise Toepfer, S Thurston,
Katherine Vehmeier, D Vallarta,
Vivian Wachlin, Phillip Wadleigh, Donald Wagner, Frederick Wells, Evodia Jane Wessels, Robert Wheat, Lester Wichman, James Wiley, Carolyn Wilhelms, Robert Willhite, Donald Willhite, Charlotte Wilson, Lewis Wilson, Leland Wise, Janet Witters, Charles Woodward, Betty Worth, B Waller, R Watson,
Barbara Young, Jean Youngblut,
Nancy Zanoni, Lucille Zies, Karen Zimmerman.
Names with only first
initials were listed as Class of 1950 in previous Polarises.
The photo above shows Freeport High School in 1950. At the bottom of the photo are the athletic fields where the Physical Education classes are held. Football practices are held both here and in the Pretzel Bowl, shown just above the school.
At the very top of the photo is an empty field where Blackhawk Elementary School will be built in 1954.
At the far right is the field where Freeport Junior High School will be built on 38 acres, opening for ninth graders on Jan. 28, 1952, and 7th & 8th graders in September, 1952.
My father's 1950 license plate.
And if you didn't have a car, you could always take a cab.
King's Daughters Childrens Home from a 1950 postcard.
Diagram showing the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1950. The scale is 1 inch to 100 feet. Streets shown are Wright, Madison, Winneshiek, Miami, and Iroquois. Multiple tracks are shown, along with a roundhouse between the yard and the Pecatonica River. This area is just east of the old W. T. Rawleigh factory.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.