Lockport, Illinois: The Old Canal Town

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This new addition to the Images of America seriestraces the history of Lockport, Illinois, from theheight of its canal activity in the late 1860s to itsdecline as the lifeblood of the town in the early20th century. Lockport's story is revealed here inover 200 vintage photographs that trace the town'sprogress from its early days through the 1970s, whenthe canal reappeared as a recreational and tourist attraction. In Lockport, Illinois: The Old Canal Town, author John Lamb offers a rare glimpse into the lives of Lockport's founding fathers, as well as an in-depth look at the Demings family, whose fortunes and livelihoods depict the economic and cultural trends followed by many of Lockport's families. Lamb narrates this collection with an insightful text, providing many little-known facts about the town, the people, and the events that have shaped the history of this fascinating canal town.
ISBN: 9780738565521
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John Lamb serves on the board for the Illinois State Historical Society and is a member of the American Canal Society. His visual tour through the years in Lockport is a valuable historic record that will be treasured by residents and history enthusiasts everywhere.
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