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Passage to Chicago Book Signing

November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come join us on Saturday November 17th 2018, 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center for a book signing with author & illustrator Tom Willcockson for his award winning book Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in the Year 1860.
Tom Willcockson’s book, Passage to Chicago takes the reader on a special journey by giving them an in-depth, illustrated look at life on a fictional canal boat, the Prairie Star, as it travels to Chicago just before the Civil War. You will experience the daily lives of those who lived and worked on the canal boats, as well as the towns through with they traveled. Hop on board with the canalers, mule boys, the lock tenders, and their families, miners, quarrymen, shopkeepers, and others, to witness their world of more than 150 years ago.


Author Tom Willcockson obtained a history degree from Carleton College. Willcockson has worked for Chicago’s Newberry Library where he has developed his illustration and cartographic skills. He currently operates Mapcraft Custom cartography.


November 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 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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