Countryside, Illinois

Countryside was mainly rural farmland until the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which sent thousands of city dwellers westward.  The city itself incorporated in 1960.

Did you know?  Around 1917, the Marx Brothers family bought a chicken farm near Joliet Road (Route 66) and La Grange Road.  Groucho Marx later claimed that the brothers spend too much time at Wrigley Field watching the Cubs to make the farm economically viable.  

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