The Battle for Napoleon Hollow 

or A series of unfortunate events � Ken Lazar


Friday June 18th, 2021

Dinner Lecture 5:30P

       The Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce the June 18 dinner lecture,  The Battle for Napoleon Hollow or a Series of Unfortunate Events, will be 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. 


       The event will be held at Horsefeather's Wild Hare Cafe, 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. 


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