The map below shows much the same area as the aerial image at left, except that North is at the top of the page in the map but about 30 degrees below left in the aerial image. The Henderson School was already gone when the USGS map was made in 1954; it was located where the "Sch" is printed on the map, just north of the stream that traverses the map. Only one building remained on the non-pink portion of the former McKenna plant site in 1954, less than ten years after the McKenna Company was liquidated; but two railroad sidings and a N/S branch line were still present. East Jackson Street is the prominent E/W road at bottom; and North Abe Street is the first N/S street to the west of the branch line. The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern railroad yards were still as prominent in this map as in the aerial image and about the same as they appeared in my April, 2005, visit to the site.
|The passenger in the Curtiss J1 biplane at left was Ed Ackerman; Louis MacLaren was pilot; and Harry Olharver was the person in the foreground.||George Langford, Jr. probably
made the aerial image at upper left during his turn as passenger in
this biplane; the prints of
the images on this page all bear the same processor's ID.