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Cynthia L. Ogorek

Born: in Hammond, IN
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I was born and raised in the Calumet Region and for most of my life have been a resident of Calumet City, Illinois. I have also lived in River Forest where I attended Dominican University and the Hegewisch, Hyde Park and Edgewater neighborhoods of Chicago.

Biography: I am a public historian, author and speaker. My company is called ''The Public Historian''.

  • -- Superior Achievement, Illinois State Historical Society, 2009, ''The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago''
  • -- Mate E. Palmer Communications Prize, Nonfiction Book

Primary Literary Genre(s): History

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Cynthia L. Ogorek on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Along the Calumet River /
ISBN: 0738533440 OCLC: 57204251

Arcadia, Charleston, SC : ©2004.

The Lincoln Highway around Chicago
ISBN: 9780738551975 OCLC: 214335651

Arcadia Pub., Charleston, SC : ©2008.

Once known as the Main Street of America, The Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. Some 200 vintage photographs visit sites that early-day tourists saw, and documents the people who made the highway what is was.