Kankakee: 1911-1953

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During the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, Kankakee experienced the excitement of the 1920s and the pain of the Great Depression and resolutely met the world wars with determination, hard work, and pride. In the pages of Kankakee: 1911–1953, author Norman S. Stevens paints Kankakee's human face in the wake of the defining moments of the early 1900s. Kankakee\ celebrated its centennial year in 1953, and this book celebrates and remembers the politicians, businesspeople, soldiers, pleasure seekers, and housewives—the ordinary men and women who made Kankakee the great city that still stands today.
ISBN: 9780738539805
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Norman Stevens is the executive director of the Kankakee County Museum. He has worked as a museum professional and has taught history on the collegiate level for over 20 years. He is the author of Antietam 1862: The Civil War's Bloodiest Day and is a noted expert on the antebellum period and the Civil War. For Arcadia Publishing, Stevens has authored Kankakee: 1835–1910 and Kankakee Railroads.
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