Brown Bag/Local Lore ~ Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Service, Interurbans, and Roads

Don’t miss the last Brown Bag/Local Lore program of the year! Norm Moline retired professor from Augusta College will be presenting, “Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Service, Interurbans, and Roads” on December 2.

A speaker from the Illinois Humanities Roads Scholar program, Moline will explore Illinois’ fascinating transportation history. He explained, “When Illinois became a state in 1818 it was a sparsely settled and minimally connected place. Over the next two hundred years it was transformed to a place with an amazing set of linkages.” Dr. Moline will review the contributions of different forms of transportation, adding points which may not be familiar even to history enthusiasts, but the key is the important cumulative effect of these connections in our history. Attendees will receive detailed timeline handouts.

The Brown Bag/Local Lore program is generously sponsored by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund. Dr. Moline’s talk is also made possible by Illinois Humanities Road Scholar grant.

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Dec 02 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm