Work on deepening and enlarging the swimming pool at the Sycamore Community Park was in progress. The “peninsula” in front of the McAllister memorial bungalow was already reduced by the use of scapers. This week, contractor Kelly of Rochelle was expected, with his drag line outfit, to begin the work of deepening the pool. A cable to be run across the pool would support a bucket which would dip into the pool and make about two thirds of it much deeper.

The removal in front of the bungalow would about double the size of the pool. The banks were graded so that they would not be so steep and they would be seeded and kept mowed. The gravel and earth removed would be utilized in grading thereabouts. The land immediately surrounding the bungalow had already been graded and seeded.

Photo: Dredging the first “pool”/swimming hole.

Derived from columns from the Sycamore True Republican saved and recorded by the Joiner History Room and the minutes of the Board of Directors of the Sycamore Park District. Articles were condensed and rewritten by Dan Gustafson with the intent to keep them as factual as the original.