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Registration is Open for the Upcoming CGS Bus Tour

18 Jun 2019 9:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Our next Genealogical Oriented Bus Tour is coming up on August 24: Chicago’s Greatest Waterway - The I & M Canal.

Using a luxury bus, the Chicago Genealogical Society will be hosting a genealogically oriented tour of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, August 24, 9:30am – 4:00pm (starting from and ending at the Ogilvie Transportation Center), which will included such stops as the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, the St. James of the Sag Cemetery, Lockport, Locks at Channahon, the Seneca Grain Elevator, and the Fox River Aqueduct in Ottawa among many other places in a beautiful summer setting. Chicago Historian and CGS board member, Craig Pfannkuche, will be our guide to learn about this fascinating time in Chicago’s history and how it changed our Chicago ancestor’s lives. See registration details and tour cost under events on our website https://chicagogenealogy.org/event-3369936 

Suggested material on the topic –

PASSAGE TO CHICAGO by Tim Wilcox

PRAIRIE PASSAGE – photographs by Edward Ranney

University of Illinois Press 1998

HISTORICAL MAP AND GUIDE TO THE I&M NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR

National Heritage Corridor Commission – US Department of Interior, 1993

Join us on August 24th!



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