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Wayne is a village in DuPage and Kane County, Illinois. The population was 2,137 at the 2000 census. DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ...


In the late 19th and early 20th Century, Wayne was a prominent center of horse breeding and farming research. The community was known for breeding French Percheron horses, a draft horse similar to a Clydesdale. Horse breeding is the process of using selective breeding to produce additional individuals of a given phenotype, that is, continuing a breed. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ... Two pairs of Shire horses and a pair of Suffolk Punches A draft horse, draught horse, or harness horse is a large, strong horse bred for heavy work rather than speed. ... Clydesdale (Dail Chluaidh in Scottish Gaelic) was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Strathclyde Region of Scotland. ...

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History

In May 1834, settlers began to move into Wayne Center (believed to be named after Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne). The first railroad arrived in 1849, and Solomon Dunham arranged for an inn, a general store, and a house to be built east of the tracks, where he became station agent and postmaster for a second settlement area, Wayne Station. By 1861, all the land in the township had been settled, with business districts in both locations. Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ...


Three railroads etched their way through Wayne Township by 1888, followed by the electric interurban Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway in 1903, which also provided electricity for streetlights.[1]


Wayne was incorporated in 1958. Prior to that time, the community was administered as a private association.


More Wayne history can be found in the out-of-print book An Honorable Heritage A Biography of Wayne Township, Illinois, 1834-1984, by Tannisse T. Blatchford. Library of Congress Catalogue Number 84-50770.


Dunham estate

Wayne's primary landmark is the Dunham Castle, originally built between 1878 and 1882. The stone structure, complete with turret, was inspired by a Normandy castle and was built by one of Wayne's first pioneers, Mark Dunham, a Percheron horse breeder. Flag of Normandy Normandy (in French: Normandie, and in Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region in northern France. ... A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ...


Mark Dunham's horse farm, Oaklawn Farm, founded in Wayne in 1866, was one of the earliest Percheron breeding farms in the U.S.; Dunham is known as the “Father of the Percheron in North America”. During the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, a train from Chicago to Wayne brought guests to see the Percheron horses at the 2,000 acre (8 km²) farm. Those that made the trip included Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, and the Duke of Veragua. A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ... A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher... Cyrus McCormick Cyrus McCormick (February 15, 1809 - May 13, 1884) of Virginia was an Irish American farmer, inventor, businessman, marketer and newspaper editor. ... George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American inventor and industrialist. ...


At the height of the Percheron business, Dunham built a house, now called Dunham Castle, near the farm. The Dunhams based the idea for the design of their new home on that of French chateaux. The building, of brick, and stone, with different colored slate roofing, stands surrounded by woods, gardens, and a gently sloping lawn. The interior has parquet floors, statues, tapestries, and copies of fine, French artwork. The castle is now a private residence and as such is never open to tours. A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ...


Percheron horse demand declined steadily as gas-powered cars, trucks, and farm implements grew in popularity, finally making Percherons a novelty or parade horse. When Marc Dunham built Dunhame Castle, the original Dunham home evolved into an inn and sales pavilion for the Dunham family’s Oaklawn Farm. The offices of Dunham's farm, then popularly known as the “Inn”, still stand, now home to Wayne's only dining establishment and social club, the Dunham Woods Riding Club. A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ... A pair of typical dapple grey Percheron Horses Percheron draft horse at the Maryland State Fair The Percheron is a breed of powerful rugged draft horses that originated in the Perche region of France. ...


The Dunham Woods Riding Club was founded in 1934 by a group of Wayne and Geneva residents who leased the original Dunham family home. A fire destroyed the original old coach house in 1950 and the proceeds of the insurance were utilized by the club to purchase the Inn, the Lower Barn, swimming pool, tennis courts, and surrounding land. The Gray Room ballroom, Formal Dining Room and a new kitchen were added in 1957.


In 1961, the Wayne-DuPage Hunt was instrumental in purchasing more land from Dunham’s Inc. including the Kennels and Upper Barn. This purchase was made in the name of the Dunham Woods Riding Club. Additional land was purchased in 1975, which included the outdoor riding rings, indoor riding ring, outside cross-country course, tenant house and new pole barn all of which are leased to the Hunt by the Club.


In 1979, the four corners comprising the intersection of Army Trail and Dunham Roads, The Dunham Woods Riding Club and Dunham Castle, together with the additional surrounding land and outbuildings were accepted into the National Register of Historic Places. Army Trail Road is a county road in DuPage County, Illinois. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Equestrian Traditions

The Village of Wayne is committed to preserving its equestrian nature and reputation. The village has miles of equestrian paths, as well as dozens of horse farms, riding centers, and boarding stables. The Wayne-DuPage Hunt Pony Club, founded in the 1920s, is one of only two active fox hunt groups left in metro Chicago, the other being the Mill Creek Hunt in far north Wadsworth. Every year, the Wayne/DuPage Hunt is held, a reenactment of a traditional English fox hunt using "drag bags" containing fox scents. No real foxes are harmed during these hunts. The hunt involves kennels for some 60 fox hounds and a membership list of 150, though 80 riders represent a good turnout on a crisp fall weekend. Traditions such as the stirrup cup, a sherry or brandy libation served at the festive end of a long ride, have been carefully preserved.


Flag Day

Residents and guests celebrate Flag Day in June each year with a parade and picnic on the Sunday nearest June 14. This parade often features more participants than spectators. The parade begins at the General Store near Railroad Street at Army Trail Road and is open to all. The parade ends at the Little Home Church approximately 1/4 mile east. Donated cakes are sliced and served, picnics are eaten, and Jazz music is played. A Wayne Citizen of the Year, honored for contributions to the Village, is traditionally chosen at this event. Flag Day in India refers to a day when armed forces raise funds by collecting donations door-to-door nationally, as a sign of solidarity among the general public towards the welfare of the personnel, and in return distributing token flags. ...


Famous residents

Wayne was the long-time home of author Marguerite Henry and her horse Misty. Marguerite, meeting with her literary agent in the 1940s at a cocktail party, became aware of the Chincoteague pony penning. She flew to Virginia, witnessed the 1945 penning, and wrote "Misty of Chincoteague". Despite the fictionalized account of the Beebe children keeping Misty, Marguerite actually owned Misty and kept her on her Army Trail Road estate named "Mole Meadow". Misty arrived in Wayne on November 18, 1946 after being shipped to Geneva, Illinois on the Chicago and North Western Railway train #3 from Virginia. Marguerite annually brought Misty to Wayne Elementary School and celebrated the horse's birthday with the schoolchildren. The horse was later returned to Chincoteague and died there in 1972. Misty of Chicoteague was a book written by Marguerite Henry in 1947 Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902-November 26, 1997) was an American writer. ... Chincoteague is a town located in Accomack County, Virginia. ... Army Trail Road is a county road in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1835. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ...


Other prominent residents have included:


- Joy Morton, of Morton Salt fame, who was an early president of Dunham Woods back in the 1930s.


- Brooks McCormick, CEO of International Harvester Co. through the 1960s and '70s, was once a regular in the local fox hunt.


- Gaylord A. Freeman Jr., CEO of First National Bank of Chicago lived on White Thorn Road for several decades before his death in 1991 at age 81.


- Jon Bautista, created the "Asian Advantage" in the early 90's. The "Asian Advantage" is the reason why Asian's can dominate in video games and table sports over any other race, especially white people


- John Edle, president of Oak Brook-based Elkay Manufacturing Co., moved away in 1990 when he was transferred, then bought another house in Wayne after he returned to the area in 1998.


In June 2006, movie stars Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston reportedly purchased land in Wayne to build an estate. Despite several sightings in the Wayne area, the couple has denied the reports that they are building a home in Wayne. No official confirmation of their purchase has been possible. Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American film and television actress. ...


Electronics distributor Richardson Electronics Ltd., now headquartered in LaFox, was founded more than 50 years ago in the Richardson family's Wayne barn.


Pratt’s Wayne Woods

Wayne contains a large forest preserve. Pratt's Wayne Woods is the largest forest preserve in DuPage County. Located in the county’s northwest corner, the preserve’s 3,462 acres (14 km²) combine with Illinois Department of Natural Resource land adjacent on the north to form a continuous 4,000 acre (16 km²) stretch of land, a scarce resource in a growing urban area. The savannas, marshes, meadows and wetlands of Pratt’s Wayne Woods offer a myriad of nature-loving opportunities and recreational excursions. The preserve’s Brewster Creek area is the site of a major wetland restoration program. Bee Lick Creek, of the Jefferson Memorial Forest A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Savanna at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. ... Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, cat tails, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... A meadow is a habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ...


The area now known as Pratt’s Wayne Woods first took form in 1965 with a donation of 160 acres by the state of Illinois. Thanks to the efforts of George Pratt, a township supervisor and a preserve commissioner during the 1960s and 1970s, the Forest Preserve District began to purchase additional lands that comprise Pratt’s Wayne Woods today.


The first private land owner of this area was Mark Wentworth Fletcher, a surveyor who made his living in Geneva, Dundee, Elgin, St. Charles and Wayne. Fletcher purchased 320 acres (1.3 km²) from the federal government on February 18, 1846, and built a farmhouse along Dunham Road.


After Fletcher’s death in 1900, the land changed ownership a few times before Mark Morton purchased it in 1926. One of the founders of the Morton Salt Company, Morton excavated the farm’s southwest corner for sand and gravel. Land that was not used in the mineral operations was farmed for grain and corn up until a few years before Morton’s death in 1951. Morton Umbrella Girl Morton Salt is a United States company specializing in the production of salt for food, water conditioning, industrial, agricultural, and road/highway use. ...


The land was later purchased by Franz Palm, who transformed the area into a sportsman’s hunting and fishing lodge. The Palm family had originally intended their park to be their retirement place; however, the state of Illinois had other plans. The state purchased the original 320 acres (1.3 km²) with the intention of creating a state park. Once this idea was abandoned, George Pratt convinced the District to purchase the quarry area for a forest preserve. In 1974, Pratt expanded the preserve by selling his adjacent 250 acre (1 km²) Maple Spring Farm to the District.


Since the early 1900s, the complex of wetlands in Pratt’s Wayne Woods’ Brewster Creek area have been artificially drained by a system of buried clay pipes. The Forest Preserve District is now removing these drain tiles to restore this vital habitat, which over the years has become home to several threatened and endangered plant and animal species.


In 1990, plans to form DuPage County’s only state park were revived when the state and the Forest Preserve District purchased more than 300 acres (1.2 km²) in the area of Pratt’s Wayne Woods for that purpose. Tri-County State Park is located just north of Pratt’s Wayne Woods. A 24,000 square foot (2,200 m²) visitors center that also houses the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Region 2 headquarters opened in April of 2003.


Geography

Wayne is located at 41°57′4″N, 88°15′26″W (41.951032, -88.257229)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.1 km² (5.8 mi²), all land. Wayne is dotted by small streams, wetlands, and small ponds. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,137 people, 726 households, and 630 families residing in the village. The population density was 141.8/km² (367.4/mi²). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 49.5/km² (128.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.81% White, 0.37% African American, 0.05% Native American, 2.81% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.74% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 726 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 10.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.16. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $115,338, and the median income for a family was $124,571. Males had a median income of $91,873 versus $36,786 for females. The per capita income for the village was $54,990. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.0% of those over 64. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The village is served by a St. Charles District 303 in its south and west portions and by Unit School District Elgin Area School District U46 in its central, north, and east portions. U-46 serves an area of some 90 square miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are in its area. U-46 is second largest in Illinois. Wayne has its own elementary school, Wayne School. A unified school district is a legal distinction used by a few of the western U.S. states to indicate a school district that includes both primary (Kindergarten thru Junior High) and secondary (High School) schools. ... U46 Logo Elgin Area School District U46 is a school district in Illinois [1]. It serves an area of some 90 square miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. ... // List of school districts in Illinois Central Community Unit School District 3 - District web site Community Unit School District 4 - District web site Liberty Community Unit School District 2 - District web site Payson Community Unit School District 1 - District web site Quincy School District 172 - District web site Cairo Unit... // List of school districts in Illinois Central Community Unit School District 3 - District web site Community Unit School District 4 - District web site Liberty Community Unit School District 2 - District web site Payson Community Unit School District 1 - District web site Quincy School District 172 - District web site Cairo Unit... // List of school districts in Illinois Central Community Unit School District 3 - District web site Community Unit School District 4 - District web site Liberty Community Unit School District 2 - District web site Payson Community Unit School District 1 - District web site Quincy School District 172 - District web site Cairo Unit... // List of school districts in Illinois Central Community Unit School District 3 - District web site Community Unit School District 4 - District web site Liberty Community Unit School District 2 - District web site Payson Community Unit School District 1 - District web site Quincy School District 172 - District web site Cairo Unit...


External links

  1. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1329.html
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