From the Archives: Local Celebrity, 'Jolly Boy' George Hofmeyer
Take a glimpse into Lemont’s history courtesy of the Lemont Area Historical Society.
The Lemont Area Historical Society has generously offered to share photos and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village's storied past.
This week's featured photo is of a local celebrity of sorts -- George Hofmeyer of Lemont, who appeared at the Century of Progress International Exposition (a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair) in 1933. When this picture was taken, "Jolly Boy" George was 52 years old, stood 6 feet tall and weighed in at 674 pounds.
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Discover more about Lemont history at the Lemont Area Historical Society Museum in the Old Stone Church at 306 Lemont St. The museum is open to the public and welcomes visitors. For more information, visit the LAHS web site at http://www.lemonthistorical.org/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lemont Area Historical Society also invites readers to share their photos of Lemont’s past, to be added to the LAHS archives.
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