Regional historian to speak Wednesday
The Kirkland Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirkland Olson Chapel, 309 S. Fifth St. Longtime regional historian Terry Dyer will be the guest speaker.
The presentation will focus on Rockford’s Camp Grant, a U.S. Army base named for Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant that was in operation from 1917 to 1946.
Dyer is a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. He became interested in history at an early age, especially regional history. He has written several articles and given many lectures on the history of northern Illinois during the Civil War, Theodore Roosevelt and the history of Camp Grant.
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