On the Trail of Eliza Steele

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Name: On the Trail of Eliza Steele
Date: July 7, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
"I started with surprise and delight; I was in the midst of a prairie! A world of grass and flowers stretched around me, rising and falling in gentle undulations, as if an enchanter had struck the ocean swell, and it was at rest forever." In July 1840, on a prairie "near Joliet" Eliza Steele recorded detailed observations about the Chicago region prairie landscape. Midewin NTP Archaeologist Joe Wheeler and Midewin NTP Botanist Michelle Pearion will present information about Eliza's personal story and her insights. Which native Illinois prairie plants did Eliza write about in her journal. Photo: Ron Kapala To register: 815-423-6370 or
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