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From the Archives: The Lemont Outing Club

Take a glimpse into Lemont’s History courtesy of the Lemont Area Historical Society.

The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) 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, the local historical society shares a photo of a 1914 gathering of the Lemont Outing Club. According to John Quinn of the Lemont Area Historical Society, it seems the group did precisely what the name implies – they gathered to go on several outings during the year.

In this photo, taken behind John Powalish’s Saloon at Lemont and Main streets (where the Main Inn is currently located), Lemont Outing Club members are, front row: Lollie Schneider, Mike Kluga, Joe Piekarski and Sam Kluga; seated on lumber: Pete Novacki; seated on right: Joe Kaminski; and back row: Frank Slachetka, Al Powalish, Lottie Shaski, Mrs. John Powalish; boy with hand to his face: John Shaski. The names of the children and girl are unknown.  

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Discover more about Lemont history at the 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 lemontahs@sbcglobal.net.

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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Steve Larek December 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Sharing these items from the Historical Society has become my favorite Patch feature. Thank you and the society!
Spencer D. Smith December 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
These historical society pictures are super neat. I really liked this one and hearing their back story.

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