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Ravinia Neighbors Association Blog

Welcome to RNA’s Blog Page which features articles from Ravinia writers. Although articles are chosen in accordance with topics we feel are relevant to Ravinia and of possible interest to our readers, RNA does not necessarily endorse the opinions put forth in the blog posts. If you would like to comment on any articles put forth in the blogs, please use the comment box that follows each post.

History of Ravinia School, Part 2: The First School House, 1897-1913

Sunday, October 16, 2016

By Elliott Miller

By the 1890s, South School was judged inadequate to handle the student population in the area.  Children from 25 families in the western part of the district were being sent to school in Deerfield, and some children in the southern portion of the district attended school in Glencoe.

Special elections were held at South School.  All eligible (i.e., male) voters were notified to be on hand and vote for the new schoolhouse.  The ballots were slips of paper on which was printed FOR or AGAINST in large type at the top of the ballot. Voters chose a ballot and inserted it into the ballot box.

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History of Ravinia

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

By Elliott Miller

Before the European-American settlers arrived in our area, Potawatomie Indians foraged for food from their hunting camp located on the high ground north of Clavey Road. Many woodland creatures—deer, timber wolves, lynx, and even the now rare Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake were plentiful in those days. Read More