Early History - a brief summary of the history of Crystal Lake
Historic People - learn about some of the "movers and shakers" of our past
Historic Structures - pictures and information about some of Crystal Lake's historic buildings
Lost Crystal Lake - pictures and information about buildings and places that no longer exist
Cemeteries - pictures, history, burial information and more.
Union Soldier Statue - history of statue, restoration, and ongoing preservation.
Memorial Day - history and vintage photos
American Legion - history, photos, and various information about the Crystal Lake American Legion William Chandler Peterson Post #171.
American Terra Cotta & Ceramic Company - learn about this important business in Crystal Lake's history. Copies of the company's publication "Common Clay" are also online!
Street Scenes - origins of street names in Crystal Lake
Telephone History - historic information about phone service in Crystal Lake & Nunda as well as images of early phone books.
Post Office History - learn how mail delivery methods have evolved
Mayors - photos and information about the Mayors who have served since Crystal Lake became a city in 1914
Palm Sunday Tornado - pictures and information about the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado
The Case of Lynn Richards' Death - learn about the death of this local banker and prominent citizen. Was it murder? Suicide? Natural Causes?
Research Resources - partial listing of research resources available online or at The Colonel Palmer House