Jessie Owens Speaks In McHenry

In the spring of 1957, the McHenry Rotary Club held its second annual sports banquet. For the previous year the event only allowed the parents of the athletes and Rotary members. The event was so well attended that the club decided to open up the event to the public and sell tickets. Also, the banquet… Continue reading Jessie Owens Speaks In McHenry


McHenry’s Air Man

During the 1930s America went through a period where parachuting became a popular form of entertainment. Parachutes for use in airplanes were originally designed to help a pilot escape a disabled plane about to crash. Those who survived were actually part of a club known as the Caterpillar Club. Charles Lindbergh was said to have… Continue reading McHenry’s Air Man