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"Businesses that Built the Illinois Valley"


Arts & Entertainment
Lock 16 Center
754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Lisa Wren
reservations@canalcor.org
815-223-1851
www.lasallecanalboat.org
Feb 21, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Canal Corridor Association - LaSalle Dinner Lecture


"Businesses that Built the Illinois Valley"


Speaker: John Piano, Local Historian


Learn about the rise of the Illinois Valley from the late 1600's up through the Industrial Age. Particular emphasis will be put upon people of the Illinois Valley that changed the world, for the better. The program will also discuss the history of The United Clock Co., later Westclox, how it started in the back of a store called Brylski's and then proceeded to grow into the largest time corporation in the world. It will also detail how La Salle-Peru developed the quartz time movement and the first automated line in the world and became the envy of industry worldwide.


$24.00 CCA Members and $29.00 Non-Members
Reservations required.