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One of my neighbors told me today this Rogers Park north of Howard Street community was created on practical grounds. Evanston didn't want to have to run its sewer lines under the Calvary Cemetery, so the city ceded this little parcel of land to Chicago in 1915. What used to be called "No-Man's Land," according to the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society became Germania.
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The north of Howard Street section of Rogers Park was part of Evanston, IL, until 1915. (Graphic courtesy of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. Retrieved Nov. 3, 2010, from http://budurl.com/germaniamap)

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