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Park Ridge Historical Society
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SPIRITS OF OLD PARK RIDGE
Event a Huge Success
Despite Record Cold Weather October 4!

Nearly 200 guests came out, braving fittingly fall weather. Members of the Park Ridge Historical Society and local community, including fifteen students from Maine South High School, worked together to create an educational and entertaining tour of the Town of Maine Cemetery. Spirits such as Park Ridge’s first schoolteacher and doctor encouraged their modern guests to have good habits, such as respecting their elders and eating lots of vegetables. Two early Park Ridge mayors butted heads over the mayoral election of 1911, while each bragging about their accomplishments when they were mayor. Below are pictures from the 2014 event. Check back soon for more!

 

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Maine South 'Spirits of Old Park Ridge' Cast Members

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Tom Zima as the 'Spirit' of first Park Ridge mayor, Albert Buchheit

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Brian Kidd as 'Robert Hale' at Spirits of Old Park Ridge

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Dee and Jerry Kenny as Laura and George Penny

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Gene Beeler as Mayor Martin Butler

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Do you remember skating at the Michael Kirby Studio
in the old Ridge Theatre Building?


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