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John Garland’s residence, later Knollslea Hall, circa 1880. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Peter Butler, Contributing Columnist
1:23 pm CDT May 30, 2018

By my count, Winnetka has more than 40 streets with the names of trees. Some, such as Elm Street and Oak Street, have historically been populated by the trees bearing the street’s name. White Oak Lane, one of Winnetka’s smaller streets, pays homage to one type of tree commonly bent to the ground by native peoples to help lead travelers along the Green Bay trail.