Lockport Historical Publications
Lockport, Illinois: The Old Canal Town
by John Lamb
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First published in 1999 and out of print and in high
demand for several years, this addition to the Images of
America series traces the history of Lockport, Illinois,
from the height of its canal activity in the late 1860s to
its decline as the lifeblood of the town in the early 20th
century. Lockport's story is revealed here in over 200
vintage photographs that trace the town's progress from its
early days through the 1970s, when the canal reappeared as a
recreational and tourist attraction. In Lockport, Illinois:
The Old Canal Town, author John Lamb offers a rare glimpse
into the lives of Lockport's founding fathers, as well as an
in-depth look at the Deeming family, whose fortunes and
livelihoods depict the economic and cultural trends followed
by many of Lockport's families.
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|A Short Walk Through Time and Place.
Past and Present in Lockport are Virtually Inseparable.
Walk just a few blocks through the historic district and it
clear that the past and present in Lockport are virtually
was old has been made new again. Each site featured in this
Passport is a
part of the legacy of our 19th century canal town. Many
sites retain their
original appearance and function; others have been adapted
for new uses.