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Wheaton Historic Commission: History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The City of Wheaton Historic Commission and the Wheaton Public Library are co-sponsoring an exciting free public lecture entitled “History of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railway” at 7 pm on June 7, 2022.  The Ostbergs will be giving this lecture and will of course be focusing on the railway which became part of the Illinois Prairie Path.

During the early 1900s, communities from Chicago to the Fox River were linked together by one of the first and fastest electric inter-urban railways in the United States – the Chicago, Aurora, & Elgin Railway, headquartered in Wheaton!  The former route of the Roarin’ Elgin has been transformed into the scenic and popular Illinois Prairie Path.  Join Brian and Joyce Ostberg, creators of the BeHistoric YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/c/BeHistoric, to learn about the railway’s history and its traces, still discoverable along the former trackway.  Co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission and the Wheaton Public Library.  The talk will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7 pm at the Wheaton Public Library.  This presentation will be recorded by the City of Wheaton for later viewing.  The event is free and open to the public although registration is required at the library’s registration page https://wheatonlibrary.org/event/history-chicago-aurora-elgin-railway

Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://wheatonlibrary.org/event/history-chicago-aurora-elgin-railway

Venue

Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross St
wheaton, IL
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Website:
https://wheatonlibrary.org/