Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Our Farm"

Our farm
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Images courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

"Our farm" was the Triebess farm. This photo comes from a little scrapbook put together by Evelyn Triebess after the family returned to Chicago, recording the events of her last year in high school. That scrapbook is now at the Hobart Historical Society museum.

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So Evelyn spelled it "Triebes," but if you think I'm going to go back through this blog and correct every spelling of "Triebess," you overestimate me.

Unfortunately the scrapbook contains almost nothing relating directly to Ainsworth, aside from the photo of "our farm," which tells us very little — no date, and the young woman in the photo is not even identified, though I would guess it's Evelyn herself. I don't know where the orchard would have been. The Triebess land roughly coincides with John Wood Elementary School and the Christian Assembly church on the north side of 73rd, and, on the south side, Calumet Orthopedics and Prosthetics, and part of Veterans Memorial Park.

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