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8/10/1887

An excursion train carrying over 500 passengers leaves Peoria for Niagara Falls on the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad. After passing through Chatsworth the train came upon an oak trestle bridge that had ignited from a fire set to burn dried grass away from the bridge and railway tracks. 85 people were killed in the Great Chatsworth Train Disaster.

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Manteno (Images of America) Book Signing

Manteno Historical Society

  • 12 January 2020
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 3/7/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event

Manteno is the subject of one of the newest Images of America books being released by Arcadia Publishing in 2020. Join us for an open house/book signing with the book's author Melanie Holmes.     

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Manteno/Rockville Museum
192 West 3rd Street
Manteno, IL 60950 (Map)
 

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