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!