Called Blue Island

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Blue Island, Illinois - Origin of The Name - The Portland Question
... The statement is sometimes made that the city of Blue Island was once officially (or commonly) known as Portland ... Norman Rexford established the “Blue Island House” at the southern edge of the ridge in November 1836, where in 1838 he became the settlement’s first postmaster ... In his reminiscences published in the Blue Island Standard in 1876, Heber Rexford (who first came to the area in 1834 and was Cook County treasurer at ...

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    He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
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