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Wilson Hall at Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

 


The Fabyan Forest Preserve and Villa Museum

 

 

 

D.R. Sperry Company moved their iron foundry downriver --  from a smaller facility in Batavia (Illinois) to North Aurora -- in the early 1880s because the company felt that a larger foundry would help to increase business.  Sperry selected a site below the dam because the waterpower there would be both inexpensive and plentiful.  A fire destroyed the plant in 1885, but it was rebuilt; operations resumed on a much larger scale.  The bucket pictured to the right is an original melting bucket used at the Sperry Company to heat molten metal for use in various products.

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  African-American Heritage Museum & Black Veterans Archives
  Air Classics Museum of Aviation
  Aurora Fastpitch Softball Association
  Aurora Regional Fire Museum
  Batavia Depot Museum
  Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
  Fabyan Windmill
  The Farnsworth House Estate
  Hollywood Casino Aurora
  Kane County Cougars
  Paramount Theatre
  Red Oak Nature Center
  Orchard Valley Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

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