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The Open Steel Highway: the 50th Anniversary of the Closing of the North Shore Interurban

Sunday, January 27, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College Middle Campus
FREE for Historical Society members; $15 for nonmembers

Norman Carlson, President of the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society, shared stories about the North Shore Interurban, 50 years after the electric railway was closed for good. Over seventy attended this event despite the icy weather.

Click here to view a photo gallery from this event.

Among the new images to be presented are those from glass plate negatives in the collection of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society. View a slide show of these images here.  Thank you to our sponsors whose generous donations will support the preservation of these one of a kind slides. 

  • Frank Beidler
  • David Cain
  • Norman Carlson
  • David Mattoon
  • Carole Stroh

To purchase the new North Shore Interurban publication available at the event, "The Road of Service: Perspectives on the North Shore Line," a wonderful compendium of essays and photographs, please call the Historical Society at 847.234.5253.