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Centuries ago, members of the Potawatomie tribe lived along the beautiful DuPage River on lands that would later become the village of Woodridge. Situated on high ground populated by wide strands of oaks and maples, this land was rich in natural beauty. The modern history of Woodridge began on farmlands that became home to people who emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine, Bavaria, and Prussia. Woodridge was incorporated on August 24, 1959, when the village had 500 residents. Today, it is a prosperous and progressive community with more than 33,000 residents.
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- News release: July 30 Special Book Release Event for ‘Images of America: Woodridge’
Interview with Jo Fredell Higgins & Special Book Signing | Author of Images of America: Woodridge
Woodridge WCTV Channel 6: This interview features Jo Fredell Higgins, author of a book about the history of Woodridge, Ill. The video includes the Special Book Signing and Ice Cream Social at Woodridge Village Hall on July 30, 2022.
The Special Book Signing event included: -Welcome by Al Stonitsch, village administrator -Presentation of the Colors, Woodridge Police Honor Guard -Invocation, Fr. Norbert, St. Scholastica Church -Introduction of Author Jo Fredell Higgins (Mayor Emeritus Bill Murphy) -Author's Remarks, Jo Fredell Higgins -Closing and Invitation to Book Signing in Lobby (Mayor Gina Cunningham)
July 30 Special Book Release Event for ‘Images of America: Woodridge’
The Village of Woodridge will host a special book signing and ice cream social on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Village Hall (5 Plaza Drive) to celebrate the launch of the book, Images of America: Woodridge by Jo Fredell Higgins. A celebratory program begins at 10 a.m. in the Village Board Room; Cold Stone Creamery will provide complimentary ice cream starting at 11 a.m.