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The Fox River and Its Influence on Our Region

Join us on Sunday March 18 for a program about the fascinating history of the Fox River Valley, presented by local historian Phil Aleo. This program is part of our celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial.

Come to the Information Desk to register for The Fox River and Its Influence on Our Region, or call 847-428-3661 (press 3.) You may also register directly at http://www.frvpld.info/fox-river-and-its-influence-our-region.

While you’re waiting, or after the program, check out the following books about related subjects:

BOOKS BY PHIL ALEO

Local historian Phil Aleo has written many popular books about our region.

One of his most popular titles is:

Galena, Illinois: a Timeless Treasure

Galena, Illinois: a Timeless Treasure

BOOKS ABOUT ILLINOIS

Our library's collection includes additional titles about the Fox River Valley, area pioneers,  and Illinois history.

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: the River, the Bridge, and the Making of AmericaBrian McGinty

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: the River, the Bridge, and the Making of America – Brian McGinty This title descibes one of the most sensational cases of the nineteenth century. A steamboat accident at the Rock Island Bridge launched a lawsuit, and helped determine the future of American transportation and the future of Illinois. 

You might also enjoy:

Picturing Illinois: Twentieth Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo -- John A. Jakle

Picturing Illinois: Twentieth Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo – John A. Jakle

Exploring Nature in Illinois: a Field Guide to the Prairie State -- Michael R. Jeffords

Exploring Nature in Illinois: a Field Guide to the Prairie State – Michael R. Jeffords

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes -- Dan Egan

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

BOOKS ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers Martin Doyle

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers
 

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado RiverDavid Owen

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

Happy Reading!