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Stories of railroads at historical society dinner

PRINCETON — Simon Cordery, chairman of the history department at Western Illinois University, will be the guest speaker at the Bureau County Historical Society’s annual dinner on Nov. 7 at the Ye Olde Underground Inn, 219 S. Sixth St. in Princeton. Social time is 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“A History of Illinois Railroads” will be the theme of Cordery’s presentation with a special feature on Bureau County. He will discuss the expansion of the railroad industry in Illinois and how our state fits into the pattern of national railroad development. Cordery will also look at Bureau County’s place in the history of Illinois railroads.

The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 31. The Underground Inn is handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact the Bureau County Historical Society at 815-875-2184.

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