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Keith Yearman

Geography Professor, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn United States

I'm a longtime geography professor at College of DuPage specializing in Latin America as well as urban and economic geography. I love travel and photography and still shoot 120 film with antique cameras.

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On Preserving Maywood Park

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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On Officially Getting Things Named on the Map; or, How a Seemingly Interesting Class Project Went Totally Awry and Nearly Drove the Professor and Government Employees Insane

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Keith Yearman, a geography professor, decided to get his classes involved in a project related to toponyms; that is, geographic place names. Using guidelines established by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a little-known function of the federal government, his students worked to name DuPage County features that lacked official names. He admittedly did not think this project through as thoroughly as needed, which resulted in this of a project gone awry—a project that caused a tremendous amount of work and stress for federal employees and local politicians.

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Murder With Impunity

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Keith Yearman tells an alarming story of a Mexican tragedy.  And what he is doing about it.

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PAST VOL 8

Batavia @ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
Aug 17, 2017

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PAST VOL 40

Chicago @ Martyrs'
Nov 29, 2016

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PAST VOL 5

Batavia @ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
Nov 10, 2016