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1960's Harry Knipp Photos
Aerial View of Fox Road from Jim Stark's airplane - October 1966.  That is Fox Road running from upper left to lower right where it was heading into Yorkville.  Peterson's farm (now a subdivision) is at the top where Hinckley & Schmidt tanker trucks used to fill up with water every day.  The farm house across the road toward center of photo is where Gayle Garrison lived.  We lived in the house next to it. Immediately across from our driveway was the driveway to John Trummel's house (since torn down and replaced I think).  The Perkins family (Dale & Ethel and Peggy, Patty, Janie, and Jimmy) lived to the right of Trummel's in the house with the built-in swimming pool, and Wendell Cummings house (since torn down and replaced) was to the left of Trummel's. Aerial View Looking northeast toward Yorkville, Elizabeth Street in foreground - October 1966 Aerial View of Unknown location near Yorkville? (somewhere between Sandwich and Yorkville) - October 1966
Aerial View of Fox Road running from upper right to lower left where it was heading into Yorkville.  The houses in the lower right of the photo (from left to right) are Perkins's, Trummels, and Cummings.  On the other side of Fox Road from left to right was Garrison's, our house, don't know the next two, and then Olson's  - October 1966 Downtown Yorkville  - October 1960 July 4, 1966 parade passing former Yorkville Junior High School
Aerial View of Yorkville looking toward what is now Saw Wee Kee Park with City of Oswego in the distance - October 1966 Aerial View Looking down at Fox Road - October 1966.   Farm house in center is Gayle Garrison's house and our house is right next to it. Aerial View Looking down at Fox Road heading into Yorkville - October 1966.  First house (brown farm house) is Gayle Garrison's house and ours is just beyond it.  The old court house is visible at top left of center.
Aerial View of Downtown Yorkville - October 1966.  Fox River Dam at center with Route 47 bridge just above it.  Old junior high, grade school and high school visible at upper right. Homecoming parade turning from Rt 47 onto Center street (back when the city could shut down a state highway for a homecoming parade) - October 1966 Homecoming parade turning from Rt 47 onto Center street (back when the city could shut down a state highway for a homecoming parade) - October 1966
Homecoming parade northbound on Rt 47 - October 1966 Homecoming parade northbound on Rt 47 - October 1966 Homecoming parade northbound on Rt 47 nearing Center St - October 1966

All photos on this page were taken by Harry Knipp and were released to the Kendall County Historical Society by his son Gregory Knipp. Thank you so much for these incredible photos!