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Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads

Event date: 3/5/2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
/ Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event

Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

Norman Moline, a historical geographer from Rock Island, will provide a broad survey of the development of Illinois’ connections since 1818. After noting how our state’s shape was determined, learn about the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal, railroad expansion, significant highway connections and the evolution of postal service – including free urban delivery and then rural delivery. Moline earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, focusing on the impacts of the automobile and good roads from 1900 to 1930. He taught for 45 years at Augustana College in Rock Island. 

This program is made possible through funding by Illinois Humanities.

Location:
McHenry County Historical Society Museum
6422 Main St. 
Union, IL 60180 (Map

More info at www.gothistory.org   https://gothistory.org/
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