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The Polish families, many of whom were from the Poznan area of Poland,  settled in Lemont, Illinois starting circa 1880 to work in the limestone quarries. The limestone was then shipped via the Illinois & Michigan Canal and/or railroad to be used in the rebuilding of downtown Chicago after the 1871 fire.

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Western Quarry #1, Lemont, Illinois

"Western Quarry, Lemont Illinois"