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Woodstock library hosting speaker on local history

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:13 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Public Library is hosting a speaker on "The Earliest Trails of McHenry County" Thursday.

Ders Anderson, Greenways director for Openlands Project in Chicago, will present his research about the large numbers of settlers who moved into McHenry County around the 1840's. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the library, 414 W. Judd St.

Anderson will also talk about the Native Americans, Fort Dearborn soldiers, traders and French Canadians who were in the county before that period.

Attendees can register at www.woodstockpubliclibrary.org or by calling 815-338-0542. Registration is requested but not required.

– Shawn Shinneman

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