Cantigny

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Cantigny is an estate in Wheaton, a town located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located on Winfield Road, just south of Illinois State Route 38.

There are acres of gardens, picnic groves and hiking paths, as well as two museums. One museum is the former home of Joseph Medill, one of the first editors of the Chicago Tribune, and also the former home of Robert R. McCormick, its famous 20th century publisher. The other museum is devoted to the First Division of the United States Army; McCormick was a colonel in the First Division during World War I. He named the estate after Cantigny, a small village in France which was the scene of fighting during World War I which involved the First Division. There is also a public golf course on the Cantigny property.

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