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Rogers Park was named after a settler named Phillip Rogers.

Between the late 1830s and his death in 1856 Irishman Phillip Rogers purchased approximately 1,600 acres of government land, part of which formed the basis of Rogers Park.

Rogers Park was named after a pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers.

Phillip Rogers.

Phillip Rogers

Phillip Rogers was a pioneer settler and developer. Rogers Elementary school is also named after him. (I know because I went there)

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Rogers Park was named after Phillip Rogers, a pioneer settler and developer.

Phillip Rogers, early settler and developer.

"Rogers Park was named after a pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers. Rogers often traded and worked with the local tribes. Envisioning a future settlement, Rogers eventually purchased the land from the tribes for later development." (directly cribbed from Wikipedia)

It was named after pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers.

The answer to who is rogers park named after is: Pioneer/Developer Phillip Rogers.

Rogers Park was named after pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers

it was named after Phillip rogers.

Phillip Rogers

rogers park was named after Phillip Rogers.

Rogers Park was named after landowner Phillip Rogers who settled in the area. I was just by the plaqed stone were his house was situated. It is in Indian Boundary Park on Lunt Ave., one block west of Western.

All of you are right! It is named for the orignal settler (farmer) of the area who purchased the land from the Powattamie Indians. His son-in-law was Patrick Touhy.

But according to the historical documents (Chicago Public Schools and Historical Society) his named is officially spelled Philip with one 'L'. There was big contoversy with the Rogers School name on Washtenaw Ave.in the 1960's.

Pioneer Settler Phillip Rogers

Sorry, but you are all wrong. Rogers Park was named after Willie (Gabby) Rogers. He used to double PARK his covered wagon and let his horses run loose in that area all the time. They had to step over big piles of horse doo doo to get to the local saloon. Some even slipped and fell, causing a flurry of horses**t lawsuits against "Gabby". His neighbors became so irate, they said: "Dagnabbit, next he'll want the place named after him!" An enterprising but not too bright politician overheard their complaints in the saloon one night, misinterpreted the meaning and had the place named after "Gabby" Rogers, much to the chagrin of "Gabbys" neighbors. The politician was later hanged in the pig sty, the gallows being busy with another politician hanging that day.

Rogers Park was named after Captain Rogers (half-brother of Captain Streeter), who ran his boat aground at what is now Sheridan Road and Morse Avenue and, as he had cleared the spot, immediately claimed "dibs".

Mr. Rogers

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