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Lake County, Illinois History: December 2011 Swedish Christmas, Christmas Paper, Vintage Christmas, Christmas Tree, Christmas Ornaments, Swedish American, Lake County, Yule, Green White

One of the greatest high jumping horses of all times—Great Heart—made an appearance at Fort Sheridan in the 1920s. Great Heart clearing an obstacle set at 8 feet 3 inches at Fort Sheridan, circa 1923. BBDM 92.24.1307 This champion horse has escaped the local history books, but fortunately this photograph survived to document the event. The snapshot came with a collection of photographs donated to the museum in 1992 by the U.S. Center for Military History out of the former Fort Sheridan…

Karl J. Schmidt