Even though there was access to a rail station, Orland Park did not grow very much.
HVAC work is my job, but history is my hobby. I have always been a bookish sort of chap, from when my parents first brought me to this country from England. I wasn’t born in this country, but it is the only one I have ever known. I don’t even have much of a British accent, I just sound like I come from Orland Park like everyone else around here. My parents were both big history buffs, and I guess I got my curiosity from them, because I love reading about the land around Orland Park, and its long history. Before it was called Orland Park, the first settler in the area was a man named Henry Taylor, who moved here in 1834 and called it Orland. A few other families of settlers joined him, and finally in 1892 the village of Orland Park became official. Even though there was access to a rail station, Orland Park did not grow very much. In fact, before the year of 1950 the village of Orland Park never had more that a few hundred residents at a time! Times have changed, however, and now Orland Park is rapidly approaching 60,000 residents! This is great news for me, because I am a certified HVAC tech and I need all the customers I can get. Orland Park is usually temperate throughout the year, but the winters can get bitterly cold, so my skills at furnace repair are always in demand. I may be a history buff, but I make my living by serving the HVAC repair needs of Orland Park.