Surprises, Laughter and Tears on the North Line of the Chicago & North Western Railroad
Highland Park —- Highland Park Historical Society will host “Surprises, Laughter and Tears on the North Line of the Chicago & North Western Railroad” with Highland Park resident Ed Koven at the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
All aboard an anecdotal history of the North Line of the Chicago and North Western Railroad since the 1850s from Chicago through Highland Park to Milwaukee includes surprises, laughter and tears relating to Ravinia Park, President Theodore Roosevelt, unique lost and found items, and many other stories. Many North Line residents are not aware of unusual events that have occurred on or near the tracks during the past century and a half.
While riding the Chicago and North Western North Line from the Fort Sheridan station to and from his work for 35 years as a Federal Social Security and Civil Rights Attorney, Koven experienced and learned about a number of unusual incidents on the trains. A resident of Highland Park for almost 50 years, he wrote a book, yet to be published, titled The North Line, An Anecdotal History of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad North Line’s Role in the Development of Suburban Communities North of Chicago. In 1996 he wrote an anti-smoking book, which was published, titled, Smoking: The Story Behind the Haze.
For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or [email protected]. Admission is free.
About the Highland Park Historical Society: The mission of the Highland Park Historical Society is to preserve the community’s past, to inspire an appreciation of its history and culture, and share with the community and scholars the rich history of Highland Park, Illinois. The Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Archives and research collections are housed in the Highland Park Public Library. For more information about Highland Park Historical Society, visit https://highlandparkhistory.com