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Lockport, Illinois:

The Old Canal Town


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traces the history of Lockport, Illinois, from the

height of its canal activity in the late 1860s to its

decline as the lifeblood of the town in the early

20th century. Lockport's story is revealed here in

over 200 vintage photographs that trace the town's

progress from its early days through the 1970s, when

the 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.

Date release: March 28, 1999

Nonfiction, History
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