Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Searching for the Edwards Trace (Program)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO, and Zoom for members
Tracy Garrison, genealogist and surveyor for over thirty years, will discuss the work of amateur archaeologists, local historians, and surveyors to document the Edwards Trace in Illinois. The Edwards Trace was used first by animals and then by Native Americans as an alternative to canoeing up the Illinois River from St. Louis to Peoria. It was used during the War of 1812 and by early settlers moving northward into Illinois from St. Louis. Tracy has worked since 2000 as the GIS manager for Sangamon County, Illinois.
In person at The Library Center