Historical Photo: Dr. Theodore Proxmire
Weekly posting celebrates Lake Forest's sesquicentennial.
Picked an easy one this week.
Several of you guessed it right away.
Thanks to Carlen Marie, Gail Hodges and Alice Moulton-Ely for keeping the conversation going.
The answer is indeed Dr. Theodore Proxmire, longtime physician in Lake Forest. A special Lake Forest Day parade was held in 1955 to honor his 50 years of medical service - many of the 3,000-plus babies he delivered over the years marched in the parade together with balloons.
Dr. Proxmire was instrumental in the establishment of Lake Forest Day. As a member of the Young Men's Club, in 1907 he went to the Lake Forest Woman's Club with the proposal to put on a community fair.
We'll be back Sunday with another historical photo. Thanks for your participation and feedback.