1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
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DeKalb County, Illinois
DeKalb County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 105,160, its county seat is Sycamore. DeKalb County is part of the IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. DeKalb County was formed on 4 March 1837, out of Illinois; the County was named for a German hero of the American Revolutionary War. DeKalb County's area is 632.7 square miles, located 63 miles west of Chicago. There are 19 townships in the county with the county seat at Sycamore. Between 1834 and 1837, white men began to settle in DeKalb County along the streams and wooded areas because of the fertile soil, wild game, food and water opportunities. Major growth stemmed from the introduction of the railroad which brought easier methods of transportation and opportunities for industrial growth. Early industries based in DeKalb County included Sandwich Mfg. Co, Marsh Harvester Co, Barbed Wire, Gurler Bros Pure Milk Co; the county is noted for agriculture. In 1852, the DeKalb Agricultural Society produced the county's first Agricultural Fair, in Sycamore.
Farmers, businessmen and newspapermen organized to become the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association, split into DeKalb County Farm Bureau and DeKalb Agricultural Association. DeKalb County is credited with being the birthplace of the Farm Bureau movement. DeKalb County is the 2nd largest hog producing county in Illinois and the 66th largest in the nation. Education has played an important role in the area with Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb and Kishwaukee Community College located in Malta. A major fair has been held each year since 1887 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in Sandwich. Unlike spelled locations, such as DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb denizens from Illinois pronounce the county name di-KALB, with an L sound, as in German. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 635 square miles, of which 631 square miles is land and 3.4 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Sycamore have ranged from a low of 10 °F in January to a high of 84 °F in July, although a record low of −27 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in August 1988.
Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.40 inches in February to 4.49 inches in June. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 105,160 people, 38,484 households, 23,781 families residing in the county; the population density was 166.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 41,079 housing units at an average density of 65.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 85.1% white, 6.4% black or African American, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 3.9% from other races, 2.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.6% were German, 17.5% were Irish, 8.7% were English, 7.0% were Polish, 6.4% were Italian, 6.3% were Swedish, 3.8% were American. Of the 38,484 households, 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families, 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age was 29.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $54,002 and the median income for a family was $70,713. Males had a median income of $50,192 versus $35,246 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,179. About 7.7% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. Cortland As part of Northern Illinois, DeKalb County was a stronghold for the Free Soil Party in its early elections – being among nine Illinois counties to support Martin Van Buren in 1848 – and became overwhelmingly Republican for the century following that party’s formation; the only time it did not back the official GOP nominee between 1856 and 1988 was in 1912 when the Republican Party was mortally divided and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt won half the county’s vote. Republican candidate Alf Landon, who lost 46 of 48 states in 1936, won DeKalb County by double digits, whilst Barry Goldwater – renowned for his antagonism towards the establishment – won by seven percent despite losing sixteen percent of the vote compared to Richard Nixon in 1960.
Beginning in 1972, DeKalb County has shown a strong trend towards the Democratic Party owing to the growth of its powerfully Democratic student population. In that year’s election George McGovern, to lose all but 130 counties nationwide, managed to exceed his nationwide vote percentage in this county that had not voted Democratic since giving a plurality to Franklin Pierce in 1852. In 1980, Illinois native John B. Anderson won over fifteen percent of the county’s vote and this was to shift towards the Democratic Party in subsequent elections. In 1992 and 1996, Bill Clinton became the first Democrat to carry the county in 140 years, in 2008 another Illinois son, Barack Obama, became the first Democrat to win an absolute majority since Van Buren in the county’s first-ever Presidential election of 1840. Obama repeated this in 2012, but economic concerns in the rust belt caused a sizeable swing away from Hillary Clinton in 2016, although she still narrowly won the county. National Register of Historic Places listings in DeKalb County, Illinois Forstall, Richard L..
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1890 United States Census
The Eleventh United States Census was taken beginning June 2, 1890. It determined the resident population of the United States to be 62,979,766—an increase of 25.5 percent over the 50,189,209 persons enumerated during the 1880 census. The data was tabulated by machine for the first time; the data reported that the distribution of the population had resulted in the disappearance of the American frontier. Most of the 1890 census materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and fragments of the US census population schedule exist only for the states of Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, the District of Columbia; this was the first census in which a majority of states recorded populations of over one million, as well as the first in which multiple cities – New York as of 1880, Philadelphia – recorded populations of over one million. The census saw Chicago rank as the nation's second-most populous city, a position it would hold until 1990, in which Los Angeles would supplant it.
The 1890 census collected the following information: The 1890 census was the first to be compiled using methods invented by Herman Hollerith and was overseen by Superintendents Robert P. Porter and Carroll D. Wright. Data was entered on a machine readable medium, punched cards, tabulated by machine; the net effect of the many changes from the 1880 census: the larger population, the number of data items to be collected, the Census Bureau headcount, the volume of scheduled publications, the use of Hollerith's electromechanical tabulators, was to reduce the time required to process the census from eight years for the 1880 census to six years for the 1890 census. The total population of 62,947,714, the family, or rough, was announced after only six weeks of processing; the public reaction to this tabulation was disbelief, as it was believed that the "right answer" was at least 75,000,000. The United States census of 1890 showed a total of 248,253 Native Americans living in the United States, down from 400,764 Native Americans identified in the census of 1850.
The 1890 census announced that the frontier region of the United States no longer existed, that the Census Bureau would no longer track the westward migration of the U. S. population. Up to and including the 1880 census, the country had a frontier of settlement. By 1890, isolated bodies of settlement had broken into the unsettled area to the extent that there was hardly a frontier line; this prompted Frederick Jackson Turner to develop his Frontier Thesis. The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. All the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D. C. in 1921. Some 25 % of the materials were presumed another 50 % damaged by smoke and water; the damage to the records led to an outcry for a permanent National Archives. In December 1932, following standard federal record-keeping procedures, the Chief Clerk of the Bureau of the Census sent the Librarian of Congress a list of papers to be destroyed, including the original 1890 census schedules.
The Librarian was asked by the Bureau to identify any records which should be retained for historical purposes, but the Librarian did not accept the census records. Congress authorized destruction of that list of records on February 21, 1933, the surviving original 1890 census records were destroyed by government order by 1934 or 1935; the other censuses for which some information has been lost are the 1810 enumerations. Few sets of microdata from the 1890 census survive, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Mayo-Smith, Richmond, "The Eleventh Census of the United States". In: The Economic Journal, Vol. 1, p. 43 - 58 1891 U. S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results Historical US Census data from the U. S. Census Bureau website Hollerith 1890 Census Tabulator by Columbia University "The Fate of the 1890 Population Census" from the National Archives website
Sycamore is a city in DeKalb County, United States. It has a commercial district based and centered on Illinois Route 64; the population was 17,519 at the 2010 census, up from 12,020 in 2000. Sycamore was named after the sycamore tree; the first European settlers to the Sycamore-area arrived in 1835 and concentrated themselves north of the Kishwaukee River and the present site of Sycamore. The original town was platted by a New Yorker named Christian Sharer. A mill was constructed and the Kishwaukee dammed but the town failed. By 1837, after some controversy, the location of county seat was settled in favor of Orange, Sycamore's original name, the settlement moved to the present-day site of the city; the present-day town site was platted by James Waterman and Evans Wharry in 1837. The first settler at the new site was Carlos Lattin, who preceded the town, having arrived in 1835. Lattin staked a claim that included most of the present west side of the city and erected his first cabin just north of downtown.
Early in the city's history, it seemed, that Sycamore might not be the location of the DeKalb County Courthouse. A now defunct town called Brush Point was the choice of a Dr. Henry Madden and Rufus Colton would have preferred Coltonville, where he made his home; the Clerk of the Court and preparer of the writs and process of the court, a man named Colton, had set the first session of county court to be held at his home, in Coltonville. In his attempt to make Coltonville the county seat, Colton decided to hold a new election for the status in 1837. Colton made sure that Coltonville would win the election by telling only the population of Coltonville about it, his political tactics were cancelled by an act of the Illinois General Assembly, after the DeKalb County court intervened. When court convened the sheriff served a court order declaring a courthouse be built in Sycamore. Afterward, Coltonville suffered the same fate as Brush Point and disappeared from the map; these events settled the issue of where the courthouse and, in turn, the DeKalb County seat was going to be located.
In 1903, as the county prepared to construct a new courthouse, the debate over county seat was reignited. This time, it was the city of DeKalb that sought to wrest the title of county seat away from Sycamore. Two of DeKalb's most prominent citizens, Jacob Haish and Isaac L. Ellwood, each promised to donate $20,000 to help absorb some of the new building's cost; the city of Sycamore responded, raising funds of their own, after some back and forth and legal wrangling, the issue was settled in Sycamore's favor. Following the end of the second county seat controversy, in 1839, the first DeKalb County Courthouse was built in the city, as well as Sycamore's first hotel. A year the settlement consisted of 12 houses, which increased to 18 by 1844. Sycamore began an era of steady growth marked by population increases in 1848 to 262, 1849 to 320, 1850 to 390, 1851 to 435; the Sycamore and Cortland Railroad arrived in the late 1850s and a station was erected in Sycamore. Sycamore was home to 41 commercial and industrial business by 1855.
In 1858, Sycamore was incorporated as a village. Following the American Civil War the railroad began to assist Sycamore's growth and the settlement was incorporated as a city in 1869. Sycamore is the location of a notable cold case, the 1957 abduction and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph. On the evening of December 3, 1957, Maria disappeared while playing outside her family's Sycamore home, she was last seen by her playmate Kathy Chapman with a young man who called himself "Johnny" and had approached the girls offering them piggyback rides. A search and investigation by local and state police and the FBI failed to locate either Maria or "Johnny", the following April, Maria's body was found in a field 100 miles from Sycamore; the case remained unsolved for over 50 years until in 2011, Jack Daniel McCullough, a former neighbor of the Ridulphs, was arrested and convicted of kidnapping and murdering Maria. The case received national news coverage as the oldest cold case in US history to result in a conviction.
However, in April 2016, McCullough's conviction was overturned and he was released from prison after a post-conviction review of the evidence indicated that he could not have committed the crime. On February 10, 2010, Sycamore and the surrounding areas experienced an earthquake; the shock had a moment magnitude of 3.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IV. It was felt 133 mi away in Wisconsin; when the quake was first reported, it was thought. However, revised data from the USGS determined the epicenter to be closer to Virgil; this was the first earthquake in Northern Illinois since a M4.2 event in 2004. Sycamore is located along Illinois Route 64 about 35 miles southeast of Rockford and 55 miles west-northwest of Chicago, it is along the south bank of the East Branch of the South Branch Kishwaukee River in DeKalb County. According to the 2010 census, Sycamore has a total area of 9.768 square miles, of which 9.73 square miles is land and 0.038 square miles is water. The terrain in Sycamore and the surrounding area is rolling and contains rich soil, heavily forested.
The commercial district of Sycamore is based on Illinois Route 64, stretches about a mile down starting from the intersection of route 64 with Illinois Route 23 and ending at Center Cross Road. The district is composed of two-story shops, a bank, small movie theater, The Midwest Museum of Nat
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; the basic format consists of five digits. An extended ZIP+4 code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that reference a more specific location; the term ZIP Code was registered as a servicemark by the U. S. Postal Service, but its registration has since expired; the early history and context of postal codes began with postal district/zone numbers. The United States Post Office Department implemented postal zones for numerous large cities in 1943. For example: The "16" was the number of the postal zone in the specific city. By the early 1960s, a more organized system was needed, non-mandatory five-digit ZIP Codes were introduced nationwide on July 1, 1963; the USPOD issued its Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code on October 1, 1963, with the list of two-letter state abbreviations which are written with both letters capitalized.
An earlier list in June had proposed capitalized abbreviations ranging from two to five letters. According to Publication 59, the two-letter standard was "based on a maximum 23-position line, because this has been found to be the most universally acceptable line capacity basis for major addressing systems", which would be exceeded by a long city name combined with a multi-letter state abbreviation, such as "Sacramento, Calif." along with the ZIP Code. The abbreviations have remained unchanged, with the exception of Nebraska, changed from NB to NE in 1969 at the request of the Canadian postal administration, to avoid confusion with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Robert Moon is considered the father of the ZIP Code; the post office only credits Moon with the first three digits of the ZIP Code, which describe the sectional center facility or "sec center." An SCF is a central mail processing facility with those three digits. The fourth and fifth digits, which give a more precise locale within the SCF, were proposed by Henry Bentley Hahn Sr.
The SCF sorts mail to all post offices with those first three digits in their ZIP Codes. The mail is sorted according to the final two digits of the ZIP Code and sent to the corresponding post offices in the early morning. Sectional centers do not deliver mail and are not open to the public, most of their employees work the night shift. Mail picked up at post offices is sent to their own SCF in the afternoon, where the mail is sorted overnight. In the case of large cities, the last two digits coincide with the older postal zone number thus: In 1967, these became mandatory for second- and third-class bulk mailers, the system was soon adopted generally; the United States Post Office used a cartoon character, which it called Mr. ZIP, to promote the use of the ZIP Code, he was depicted with a legend such as "USE ZIP CODE" in the selvage of panes of postage stamps or on the covers of booklet panes of stamps. In 1971 Elmira Star-Gazette reporter Dick Baumbach found out the White House was not using a ZIP Code on its envelopes.
Herb Klein, special assistant to President Nixon, responded by saying the next printing of envelopes would include the ZIP Code. In 1983, the U. S. Postal Service introduced an expanded ZIP Code system that it called ZIP+4 called "plus-four codes", "add-on codes", or "add-ons". A ZIP+4 Code uses the basic five-digit code plus four additional digits to identify a geographic segment within the five-digit delivery area, such as a city block, a group of apartments, an individual high-volume receiver of mail, a post office box, or any other unit that could use an extra identifier to aid in efficient mail sorting and delivery. However, initial attempts to promote universal use of the new format met with public resistance and today the plus-four code is not required. In general, mail is read by a multiline optical character reader that instantly determines the correct ZIP+4 Code from the address—along with the more specific delivery point—and sprays an Intelligent Mail barcode on the face of the mail piece that corresponds to 11 digits—nine for the ZIP+4 Code and two for the delivery point.
For Post Office Boxes, the general rule is. The add-on code is one of the following: the last four digits of the box number, zero plus the last three digits of the box number, or, if the box number consists of fewer than four digits, enough zeros are attached to the front of the box number to produce a four-digit number. However, there is no uniform rule, so the ZIP+4 Code must be looked up individually for each box; the ZIP Code is translated into an Intelligent Mail barcode, printed on the mailpiece to make it easier for automated machines to sort. A barcode can be printed by the sender, it is better to let the post office put one on. In general, the post office uses OCR technology, though in some cases a human might have to read and enter the address. Customers who send bulk mail can get a discount on postage if they have printed the barcode themselves and have presorted the mai
Sandwich is a city in DeKalb, LaSalle counties in the U. S. state of Illinois. The population was 7,421 at the 2010 census; the town is inexorably tied to politician "Long John" Wentworth and his efforts to move the State of Illinois border with Wisconsin from being with the bottom of Lake Michigan to its present location. If those efforts had not been successful, the State Line would reside along the LaSalle-DeKalb County border, splitting parts of Sandwich from the main areas of the incorporated community; the community was established when Almon Gage sought a railroad stop on the Chicago and Quincy Railroad that ran through town. Naming it Newark Station he and Wentworth worked extensively to create the community and to get the railroad stop created. In honor of his efforts, Wentworth was given the opportunity to name the town, he named it after his home of New Hampshire. The city's Wentworth Apartments and Wentworth Street are named after Mr. Wentworth. Sandwich is the home of the Sandwich Fair, which first started as an annual livestock show in DeKalb County.
Held yearly, the Wednesday-Sunday after Labor Day since 1888, it is one of the oldest continuing county fairs in the state of Illinois, drawing daily crowds of more than 100,000, with the top attendance days reaching more than 200,000 fair-goers. Sandwich is located at 41°39′00″N 88°37′02″W, at an elevation of 669 feet. According to the 2010 census, Sandwich has a total area of 4.706 square miles, of which 4.69 square miles is land and 0.016 square miles is water. Within the city limit of Sandwich, there are a network of creeks, which either connect to Somonauk Creek, Little Rock Creek, or to the Fox River. Lake Davis, which stretched from Veterans Memorial Park to what is now Gletty Road, was drained early in the 19th Century to open up additional farmland; the Sandwich town site was built on a natural gradation due to a geological fault line known as the Sandwich Fault, so the city stands on a hillside. The southeast corner of the city is the lowest spot near the Harvey Creek Preserve, as well as near Little Rock Creek.
The last earthquake along the Sandwich Fault was on February 10, 2010, with a previous tremor being reported in January 2007. In the immediate area of Sandwich, there are numerous communities. Sandwich and Somonauk are split by the LaSalle-DeKalb County Line, while the unincorporated community of Welland is split along the border of LaSalle and Lee counties further West. Sandwich's climate typified by large seasonal temperature variances, with warm to hot summers and cold winters; the Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa".. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,005 households in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 90.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.6% of the population. As of the 2010 census, the population density was 1,582.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,876 housing units at an average density of 613.2 per square mile. The average household size was 2.52.
The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $197,000. In the city, the population was spread out with 6.5% under the age of 5, 25.7% under the age of 18, 13.5% who were 65 years of age and over. 50% of the population was female. The median income for a household in the city was $57,610; the per capita income for the city was $26,703. About 5.5% of the population was below the poverty line. The community is served by Sandwich Community Unit School District 430, which operates three elementary Schools, an intermediate school, a junior high, a high school; the schools are: Prairie View Elementary, Lynn G. Haskin Elementary, W. W. Woodbury Elementary, Herman E. Dummer School, Sandwich Middle School, Sandwich High School. Although in past years, CUSD #430 would place some students in out of district schools; the mascot is the Indian, the school colors are Orange and Black. Sandwich High School is an active member of the Interstate Eight Conference, competes in IHSA regulated sports competitions.
The high school has a competitive wrestling team, in the 2010, 2011, 2012 high school football seasons, the teams made it to state playoffs. Sandwich takes advantage of being in the Waubonsee Community College tax district. Sandwich is home to the Sahara-Pak heat-of-compression air dryer, a design patented in 1974 by Henderson Engineering, considered by many industry observers to be the most significant development made in the design of equipment for drying compressed air. Sandwich has a strong manufacturing history, evident by the presence of a factory for the Plano Molding Company, which makes molded plastic furniture, tackle boxes, organization equipment, other things. Although many factories in the area have been closed down or relocated, the community will continue to be a site of manufacturing for some time to come. Hugh Brannum, arranger and actor, who played the role of "Mr. Green Jeans" on the children's television show, Captain Kangaroo Latham Castle and Illinois Attorney General Garrett Gilkey, NFL offensive guard, attended school in Sandwich, native of Lemont Paul Harvey, film and TV actor Rufus B. von KleinSmid, former Chancellor and President of the University of Southern Cali
Fox River (Illinois River tributary)
The Fox River is a 202-mile-long tributary of the Illinois River, flowing from southeastern Wisconsin to Ottawa, Illinois in the United States. The Wisconsin section was known as the Pishtaka River in the 19th century. There are two other "Fox Rivers" in southern Illinois: the Fox River and a smaller "Fox River" that joins the Wabash River near New Harmony, Indiana; the Fox River rises in the Halbach Swamp, 1 mi southeast of the community of Colgate and flows past Brookfield, Big Bend, Rochester, Wheatland, Silver Lake and Wilmot, for a total of 84 miles in Wisconsin. A major dam in Waterford forms a 1,200-acre navigable waterway, one of the busiest in southeastern Wisconsin; the river is navigable from the Iron Bridge in Tichigan, Wisconsin down to the dam. The river connects several small lakes in this section, one large lake, Tichigan Lake and one smaller lake, Buena Lake; the entire area including connected lakes and the Fox are referred to as Tichigan Lake. At the southern end of this section, Foxwood Isle separates the main dam to its west and a spillway to the east.
A small dam is present just a few miles south in downtown Rochester. The river flows unobstructed through Burlington, where it joins the White River, on to Wilmot; this is a popular and picturesque day-canoe trip never straying far from the road, but just out of sight of it. Flooding is common on this section of the river near Wheatland to the border; the river enters Illinois where it widens into a large area of interconnected lakes known as the Chain O'Lakes. Fox Lake is the largest village in this area. From the chain, the river flows southward for 118 miles, until it joins the Illinois River at Ottawa. Illinois towns and communities that are on the Fox River include: Fox Lake, Johnsburg, McHenry, Holiday Hills, Island Lake, Burtons Bridge, Port Barrington, Fox River Grove, Carpentersville, West Dundee, East Dundee, South Elgin, St. Charles, Batavia, North Aurora, Montgomery, Yorkville, Millington and Ottawa. Collectively, the area surrounding the Fox River is known as the Fox Valley. Around 1 million people live in this area.
Native American tribes that lived near the Fox River included the Potawatomi and Fox tribes. The Fox River has 15 dams, including McHenry Dam, which raises the river to maintain depth in the Chain O'Lakes in northern Illinois, a hydroelectric dam near Ottawa. In the winter, bald eagles can be found nesting along the banks. Early in the history of Illinois, the Fox River provided water for the Illinois and Michigan Canal via a feeder canal, allowing the canal to pass over the Fox River on an aqueduct. In 1996, a flood damaged the Farnsworth House in Illinois, a residence designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1952, it received substantial damage through the failure of one of the house's windows. In 1998, winter melt sent water downstream too fast for the still frozen ground to be able to handle without flooding the valley. In 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Ike moved north into Illinois, releasing a massive amount of water in the Fox River Valley. List of rivers of Illinois List of rivers of Wisconsin Fox River Trail Tri-Cities, Illinois James F. Phillips Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources Watershed - Lower Fox River - Illinois Watershed - Middle Fox River - Illinois Watershed - Upper Fox River - Illinois Fox River Paddling/Fishing page Friends of the Fox River Fox River Ecosystem Partnership Fox River CAUSE Southeast Fox River Partnership