Individual Author Record
Name: Cynthia L. OgorekPen Name: None Genre: History Born: in Hammond, IN Sites:
Illinois ConnectionI was born and raised in the Calumet Region and for most of my life have been a resident of Calumet City, Illinois. I have also lived in River Forest where I attended Dominican University and the Hegewisch, Hyde Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationI am a public historian, author and speaker. My company is called The Public Historian.
- The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Arcadia Publishing, 2008
- Along the Calumet River, Arcadia Publishing, 2004
Titles At Your Library
The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago (Images of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 073855197X Arcadia Publishing. 2008 Once known as the Â“Main Street of America,Â” the Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. This stretch of the highway is also home to the famous Ideal Section, which set the national standard for road construction in 1923. Through some 200 vintage photographs, this armchair tour of the highway from Schererville, Indiana, to Geneva, Illinois, visits sites that early-day tourists saw and documents the people who made the highway what it was in 1913 and the people who worked to preserve its spirit and history at the close of the century. The Lincoln Highway around Chicago defines and describes the role of the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago area from a gravel track to a miracle mile that has served local residents as well as cross-country travelers for nearly 100 years.
Along the Calumet River (Images of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 0738533440 Arcadia Publishing. 2004 Once known as the Callimink River by the area’s Potawatomi Indians, the Calumet River has been home to swimmers and fishermen, steamboats and canoes, and shipyards and factories for generations. Recreation and industry have coexisted along its banks for decades. Communities along the Calumet River―from South Chicago to northwest Indiana―have long derived their life blood from the river. With abundant wilderness, many recreational activities, and a convenient transportation corridor, the Calumet River has long been an important resource for the communities along its banks. Along the Calumet River presents the history, evolution, and development of the river corridor using over 200 vintage images.