The Open Steel Highway: The North Shore Interurban
A Lecture commemorating the 50th
Anniversary of the closing of the North Shore
Today’s bike paths through Lake Forest and Lake Bluff were once the tracks of the North Shore Interurban electric railway. Join the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society for a lecture commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closing of the North Shore Line. The presentation will look back at the significance of this interurban railway that ran between Chicago and Milwaukee.
The lecture, presented by railroad consultant and historian Norman Carlson, takes place on Sunday January 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The lecture will be held at the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel at Lake Forest College. The program is free to members of the Historical Society and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased at www.lflbhistory.org or 847-234-5253.
At the lecture, copies of the new publication The Road of Service: Perspectives of the North Shore Line, edited by Norman Carlson, will be available for purchase for a specially marked price of $25. $10 of the purchase price
of each book benefits the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society.