Category Archives: Blue Island History

“How Chicago’s Suburbs Were Planted And Named” – Norman Rexford’s Journey to Blue Island

From the March 4, 1900 Chicago Sunday Tribune “Norman Rexford gave Blue Island its name. He was the first permanent settler in the suburb, and up to the time of his death, March 28, 1883, he was one of its most prominent residents. Mr. Rexford was born in Charlotte, Vt., in 1802, and represented the […]