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