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Historical Timeline - Page 3
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Development: 1940 to 1980

1942 Community War Fund is organized, later known as South Holland Community Chest, and now known as United Way of South Holland.
1945 South Holland American Legion Post 883 is organized.
1946 South Holland Lions Club is first chartered.
1950 South Holland's population reaches 3,247.
1955 Calvary Reformed Church is formed, birthed as a daughter church of First Reformed Church.
1956 Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church is formed.
1956 Madison School is formed.
1957 St. Jude the Apostle Parish is established.
1957 Redeemer Lutheran Church is formed.
1958 United Presbyterian Church of South Holland is formed.
1958 The Salvation Army Unit in South Holland is organized.
1958 South Holland Babe Ruth Baseball is started.
1959 Blue laws prohibiting certain businesses from opening on Sunday are introduced and adopted, in keeping with long-standing tradition of not operating business on Sunday.
1960 South Holland's population swells to 10,412
1960 Grace Lutheran Church is organized.
1961 Protestant Reformed Christian School is established.
1961 Eisenhower Elementary School is organized.
1961 The South Holland Public Library is established.
1962 Holy Ghost Church is established.
1963 Holy Ghost School is opened.
1963 Faith Reformed Church is formed, as a daughter church of First Reformed Church.
1963 Elizabeth Seton High School opens, now known as Seton Academy.
1965 MacArthur Elementary School is constructed and opens.
1965 Larem Montessori School is established.
1965 Peace Christian Reformed Church is organized.
1967 Greenwood Elementary School is opened.
1967 South Holland holds its first "Tulip Festival" during which South Holland's official flag was designed by Mrs. Raymond Krecmer and Paul Chilcote.
1969 South Holland Historical Society is formed.
1969 South Holland holds the Diamond Jubilee in celebration of its 75th Anniversary.
1970 McKinley Junior High School is opened.
1970 South Holland's population is 23,931.
1970 Calvary Academy is formed.
1972 Thornwood High School opens its doors.
1972 New Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church is formed.
1972 Tri-City Blood is formed, later splitting off into four parts, one of which is now the South Holland Blood Commission.
1972 Spirit of God Fellowship is organized.
1972 ECHO School is started.
1973 Holland Home and Rest Haven South open their doors.
1976 Midwest Carvers Museum is organized.
1976 South Holland adopts the slogan "Community of Churches"
1978 King's Community Church is established.
1979 South Holland Business Association is formed.
1979 The Garden Club of South Holland is organized.
1980 South Holland's population is 24,977.
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