Ghosts of the Illinois Canal System - Softcover

Ghosts of the Illinois Canal System - Softcover
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ISBN #: 9781571665232
Format: Softcover
Artist/Author: David Youngquist

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Ghosts of the Illinois Canal System - Softcover

by David Youngquist

Long before the Interstate and rail system connected Northern Illinois to the world, people moved things by water. Rivers were the best option, but where rivers didn't flow, man dug canals to get where they needed to go. Towns popped up along these waterways as men and their families needed places to live while the canals were built.

Some men died in construction accidents. Some died in labor disputes. But life went on. History moved forward. The centuries turned. Some of those people hung around long after they were gone from the physical world. From the man who died blowing a passage in the granite for a canal bed, to the men killed by hired thugs during labor protests, some of these folks never really passed into the Great Beyond.

This collection includes stories both well-known in the community, and those told here for the first time. The author researched each story for historical accuracy, and even went on a few ghost hunts himself. Join Youngquist as his journey across Illinois leads him to things that go bump in the night.

Paperback: 129 pages
Publisher: Quixote Press (2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1571665234
ISBN-13: 978-1571665232
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches