Not only a park, but also a palindrome. Probably the nicest place in town. Summers will find many folks enjoying family reunions; kids playing on all sorts of playground equipment; there is an old style mechanical carousel; plenty of ducks to feed; Sunday night concerts at the bandshell....well you get the idea. Small town living at its best.
Freeport Senior High School
Built back in the day when high schools were designed to look like high schools.
I spent three years in this building and did not have to repeat any grades. All in all, I'm pretty satisfied that the high school experience is now but a distant memory.
The heart and soul of towns like Freeport. Without the big factories, these towns would have been no more than small agricultural towns.
This photo shows Micro Switch, Plant 1. I worked one summer at this factory. Hard monotonous work and long hours. I am glad to have spent only one summer here, but for many people it is their everyday reality.
Freeport,Illinois Pretzel City. Located in the northwestern part of Illinois. Freeport, Illinois has a population of about 25,000. There are good schools and jobs. Freeport, Illinois has a low crime rate.
Finding a home is easy and the prices are reasonable. Freeport, Illinois has the best parks, Krape and Reads Park. Shopping in Freeport, Illinois is great since you have so many stores to choose from. So hop in your car and visit Freeport, Illinois.
check out www.freeport-il.com for more
"what's in a name?"
There is no major body of water anywhere near the 26,000 person town of Freeport, so why the name? According to the old WPA guide to Illinois it satirizes one William "Tutty" Baker, an early settler who had a predilection for offering free rooms, board and passage to visitors, much to his wife's dismay.
Don't come looking for hand outs today. Like so many other towns across the heartland, times just ain't like they used to be. Although far from decrepit, the town looks like it could use a good sprucing up, and a little bit of community TLC (as well as steady jobs with decent pay.)
"the home of zrim"
While heading west on US 20 I remembered that Freeport was the home of my VT friend zrim so I decided to stop and have a look around. Not that there's much to entice the traveler off US 20 (the heart of Freeport is located on the US 20 Business loop) but it was nice to have the town to myself on a quiet, grey Good Friday morning. Visit zrim's Freeport page for a more detailed look at this northern Illinois town.