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Elkhart Historical Society Dinner Lecture – The Battle for Napoleon Hollow or a Series of Unfortunate Events

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Interstate 72

The Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce the June 18 dinner lecture, ”The Battle for Napoleon Hollow or a Series of Unfortunate Events,” presented by retired IDOT District 6 civil engineer Ken Lazar. Although the original idea of Interstate 72 was proposed in the late 1960s, and segments were built in the 1970s the completion was still a long way off and included some contentious events.  The beautiful Valley City Eagle Bridges and the economic up-turn for the area were part of the benefits of the contest.    Ken Lazar was involved in the lengthy siege, and brings many insights on how the bridges connected the high bluffs over the Illinois floodplain, while crossing a conservation area, and the Wade farm, all without disturbing the eagles.

Ken Lazar

The event will be held at Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café, and the entrees offered are Pork Medallions in a mushroom/ wine sauce or Chicken Cordon Bleu, at a cost of $40 per person which includes $10 for the Elkhart Historical Society.  Due to the continuing cautions from the CDC, seating will be limited, and guide lines will be followed.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 217 947 2238, the deadline is June 10.  The reservation form can be downloaded by going to the website www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org.


June 18
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Cafe
104 Governor Oglesby St
Elkhart, IL 62634 United States
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(217) 947-2100
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