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Cynthia Ogorek — Author, Speaker, Historian

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Indiana Historical Society |
I&M Canal Corridor Association

The Fascinating History of the Calumet Region

Discover the fascinating history of the people, events, and landscapes that shaped the Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana. The Center of Known History is the online home of Cynthia Ogorek, an author, speaker, and public historian based in Calumet City. Ms. Ogorek has written three major books on local history, published by Arcadia Publishing. She also promotes the history of the region through tours, seminars, and exhibits. Contact her today to book an unforgettable presentation or find out more about her work.

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Along the Calumet River
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The Lincoln Highway around Chicago
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Along the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Rail Line
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