Phil A. Aleo
Born: Chicago, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: Aleo was born in Chicago and has resided in Dundee Township his entire life. Biography: Philip A. Aleo loves history and photography. Blending the 2 together, he produces unique works that capture the reader's interest to the point that when they finish the book, they are yearning for more.
|Chicago, The First 100 Years 1833-1933
ISBN: 1733922830 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2020 Chicago, Illinois is a recent manifestation that challenges the imagination. Just two hundred years ago, this land was inhabited by the Potawattomie Indians, Chicago did not exist. The original Fort Dearborn that had been built in 1803, had lain in ashes since 1812. Up till 1816, there was only a French Canadian Fur trader, named Antoine Ouilmette along with his wife living in the shadows of the old burned out fort. And only then was he joined by one additional family. How did all this change? How did Chicago grow to become one of the largest and most significant cities in the United States? “Chicago, The First 100 Years” takes you on a spellbinding journey that will forever change the way you look upon the city by the lake.
|Dundee Township: Moments Frozen in Time
ISBN: B0006S0GOQ OCLC: Aleo Publications 2002 This one-of-a-kind historical photographic coffee-table sized book of Dundee Township showcases Carpentersville, East Dundee and West Dundee with photographs and written history going back into the 1800's.
|Galena, Illinois - A Timeless Treasure
ISBN: 0985608161 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2015 Bringing a fresh perspective on Galena’s history through the written page, numerous newspaper articles from the 1800's, and hundreds of restored vintage photographs, this premium edition book presents the reader with a comprehensive view of what life was like in Galena in the early 1800’s. The photography captured in this book is stunning. The authors' trademark is "Then and Now" Photography. This is his most comprehensive work thus far. This book is a must have for any Galena enthusiast and definitely belongs on the coffee table of every home in Galena.
ISBN: B0B45FQPZV OCLC: Aleo Publications 2022 "Haeger" details the history of Haeger Pottery, starting at the very beginning in 1871. Tracing the history of Haeger back to its founder, David H. Haeger, this book delves into the humble beginnings of a small brick manufacturer that over the course of four generations, grew into one of the most well-known and largest of the premier pottery manufacturers in the United States. This book documents the 145-year history of this iconic company that started in Dundee, Illinois.
|How The Bicycle Changed the World 1890-1901
ISBN: 173392289X OCLC: Aleo Publications 2021 Providing a first hand account, this book offers a unique perspective on the history of the bicycle. Based upon nearly 100 archive newspaper articles dated between 1890 and 1901, this book outlines the remarkable impact the bicycle had on the country and the world --Back cover.
|St. Elmo, One of Colorado's Best Preserved Ghost Towns
ISBN: 1733922822 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2020 While Colorado has nearly 90 locations categorized as ghost towns, many of these have little left to see today. This is not true of St Elmo. When you approach St Elmo, it’s almost like stepping back in time. Many of the structures are still standing. St Elmo is located about 15 miles southwest of Buena Vista at an elevation of 9,961 feet. The author, Phil Aleo, has been to St. Elmo three times over the past 10 to 15 years. This last visit in July, 2020, was prompted by a 1896 model of the town preserved in the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, located in Durango, Colorado. He drove to St. Elmo, some 220 miles from Durango, to take dozens of photos showcasing the town as it looks today. Tens of thousands of visitors come to St. Elmo each year. When you see the archive photos in this book, as well as the current day photos, you’ll understand why.
|The Chateau Louise 1961 to 1984 West Dundee, IL
ISBN: 1616585846 OCLC: Dundee, Ill. : Aleo Publications Dundee, Ill. : 2010 Historical information and images of the interior and exterior of the Chateau Louise resort motel in Dundee, Illinois.
|The Historic Business District of Carpentersville
ISBN: 0985608137 OCLC: Dundee, Ill. : Aleo Publications Dundee, Ill. : 2012 Learn the history behind several businesses of Carpentersville.
|The Historic Dundee Hawkeye Newspaper , Volume 2 - 1893-1894
ISBN: 1733922806 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2020 The Dundee Hawkeye newspaper began to be published in Dundee, Illinois, in March of 1890. It became the area's resource for local and world news for twenty seven years. many of the events that happened during those years have been lost to obscurity. What was it like to live in Dundee or Carpentersville over one hundred years ago? What did they do for entertainment? Was there crime in this area back then? What were their political views? What new inventions were they excited about? What hardships did they endure? These as well as many other topics are understood first hand as you read through the hundreds of articles that have been selected from their local newspaper, The Dundee Hawkeye. The Dundee Hawkeye was published weekly until 1917. This is Volume 2, covering the years from 1893 and 1894. Now that we have this information at our fingertips, we can understand and feel first hand, what it was like to live in Dundee more than one hundred years ago. Additionally, we have access to details and history that had been buried and forgotten ... until now.
|The Historic Dundee Hawkeye Newspaper, Volume 1 - 1890-1892
ISBN: 0985608188 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2019 The Dundee Hawkeye newspaper began to be published in Dundee, Illinois, in March of 1890. It became the area's resource for local and world news for twenty seven years. many of the events that happened during those years have been lost to obscurity. What was it like to live in Dundee or Carpentersville over one hundred years ago? What did they do for entertainment? Was there crime in this area back then? What were their political views? What new inventions were they excited about? What hardships did they endure? These as well as many other topics are understood first hand as you read through the hundreds of articles that have been selected from their local newspaper, The Dundee Hawkeye.
|The History of Ouray, Colorado, Featuring the St. Elmo Hotel
ISBN: 1733922814 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2020 Ouray, Colorado’s history comes to life in this captivating, hardcover book, filled with archive photographs and written history of this old western town. Ouray, named after the Ute Indian chief that once lived here, is a town that has stood still in time. Nestled up in the mountains at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, Ouray is surrounded by mountain peaks extending over 13,000 feet. Ouray looks much as it did over 100 years ago. The only paved street is Main Street. The St. Elmo Hotel was built and run by Catherine O’Brien Heit in 1898. Catherine was a successful business woman in Ouray, being the proprietress of the popular restaurant, the Bon Ton. In 1898, she went on to build, own and operate the St. Elmo Hotel. The St. Elmo Hotel played an integral role in the functions of Ouray. The history of this unique town and this extraordinary hotel unfold in the richly illustrated pages of The History of Ouray, Colorado, Featuring the St. Elmo Hotel.
|The Master Builder, Leonard W. Besinger
ISBN: 0985608196 OCLC: Aleo Publications 2020 Read a collection of newspaper articles about the various buildings which Leonard W. Besinger and Associates completed in various Chicago suburbs during the 1920s through the 1960s. This developer is well known for his prefabricated houses, the Meadowdale Shopping center, many other building projects and his generosity to the community.
|The Midwest Motorsport Legend - Meadowdale Raceways
ISBN: 0578089173 OCLC: Dundee, Ill. : Aleo Publications Dundee, Ill. : 2011 Details the history of Meadowdale Raceways from its beginnings in the 1950s up to the present in its incarnation as Raceway Woods.