Event date: 3/5/2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Thursday, February 8, 2018 / 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/ Print 711 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Railroads Bicentennial Event Illinois and Michigan Canal Roads Hennepin Canal Canals Post Service Please login or register to post comments.