100 Years Along the Fox River

This “100 Years along the Fox River” program explores the more than 50 black and white photographs taken by Dwight Young, resident of Oswego, on a 3 day canoe trip down the Fox River (from Oswego to Ottawa) in 1912 and those of his descendants taken a century later. Comparisons are made to photographs taken (from as close a vantage point as possible to their vintage predecessors) on the 100 year anniversary canoe trip in the summer of 2012 by Dwight's descendants, including great-grandson Scott Johnson, who will be giving the presentation.  The subject matter of the historical photographs include buildings, bridges, dams, and the sandstone bluffs of the lower Fox River.

Join us Saturday, April 27th, 1pm at the Oswego Public Library as Scott, a biology teacher at Oswego East High School and life-long Oswego resident, regales us with tales of his conservationist family and see where the Fox has changed...and where it has not...over the past 100 years. 

This program is free, but registration is required to John Church via email (click here) or at 630-553-0687, Ext. 204.