Interurban in the Upper Illinois River Valley

Sep 17 2012 7:00 pm

Brian Nolan of the LaSalle County Historical Society will show the DVD in the library annex & answer questions afterwards.

The DVD to be shown is about the Interurban Transit system that used to run throughout the state in the early 1900s.  Locally, it was referred to as “Electric Trolleys.”  Using the drawings of a young boy (from 1905 through 1915), sketched as he rode the trains up and down the valley from Joliet to Spring Valley, the audience will see how the train system is hiding in plain sight in each community