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Illinois--Lake County--Ravinia With digital objects
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The label states "One of the big trees, Ravinia Park." However, the date places Smith in Tacoma, Washington.

Jake Koller

Jake (Jakobus or James Jacob) Koller was born in what is now Highland Park, March 15, 1866 (d. Inlet, Wi, 1926). The Koller farm sat west of the railroad tracks where Northmoor Country Club now stands. This circa 1887 photo taken at a Ravinia Studio before young Koller sought his fortune "our West." He "hunted meat" for the railroad before marrying in 1899. Digitization courtesy Jill Kohler Easley.