The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lake Forest

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Lake Forest
Edition of 1920. See also Lake Forest, Illinois on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

LAKE FOREST, Ill., city in Lake County, on Lake Michigan, and on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, 28 miles north of Chicago. It is a suburban and residential town without industries or manufactories. There is here a seminary for girls, a public library, an academy for boys and Lake Forest University (q.v.). It was settled in 1859, and is governed by a mayor and council elected every two years. Pop 3,349.