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Book Signing with Author Steven Decker

December 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join the Canal Corridor Association on Saturday December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm for a book signing with author Steven Decker and his book Cambridge Street at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL.

“Cambridge Street is for the millions of immigrants from Italy and the world that came to America to give their families better lives, they helped build our country, feed its people and fight its wars. Now, with the passing of years, their bravery and sacrifices are being forgotten. We must not let that happen.” – Steven Decker

The Mafia, bad government and high taxes forced the Tomaso family to leave Italy and the people they loved. They came to America in search of opportunity but found rejection and prejudice. Chicago, sprawling and dirty, was not like anything they could have dreamed or imagined. The family quickly learned that immigrants – especially Italians and, worse, Sicilians – were not wanted or welcomed. Love of family and trust in God held them together and, somehow, they survived. The Tomasos were finally content until early one morning when an act of terrible, unforgivable violence was committed against them by their Italian countrymen.

Author Steven Decker grew up in a large, thriving Sicilian family on the north side of Chicago. He never forgot the stories about the struggles of his immigrant grandparents: How they survived terrible poverty, life during Prohibition and their encounters with gangsters.

For more information call (815)220-1848.


December 23, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Canal Corridor Association
(815) 220-1848
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Lock 16 Visitor Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301 United States
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