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Will County
     

Will County

by David A. Belden
 

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Later that same year, workers broke ground for the nearly 100-mile-long Illinois and Michigan Canal between the Illinois and Chicago Rivers. The opening of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the movement of industry away from Chicago caused manufacturers to turn their attention to Will. As the county's population grew, the unincorporated area between Joliet and

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Later that same year, workers broke ground for the nearly 100-mile-long Illinois and Michigan Canal between the Illinois and Chicago Rivers. The opening of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the movement of industry away from Chicago caused manufacturers to turn their attention to Will. As the county's population grew, the unincorporated area between Joliet and Chicago's southern suburbs continued to shrink. The transportation ties linking Chicago with the communities of Will County--traces, paths, wagon roads, canals, rail lines, plank roads, and highways--helped create an expanding metropolitan region. The early history and unique growth of Will County is showcased in this book. Over 200 vintage postcards provide an interesting glimpse into the social, material, and cultural history of Will County in the early 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439636671
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/27/2009
Series:
Postcard History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
58 MB
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Meet the Author

David A. Belden is a doctoral candidate at DePaul University. He teaches local history classes at Minooka Community High School and is an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Francis and Joliet Junior College.

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