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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Ogorek  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Hammond, IN

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Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Please see my website [] for a complete list of the programs that I offer to historical societies, church groups, women's clubs and any other organizations that would enjoy a program based on a historical event or person.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Along the Calumet River /
ISBN: 0738533440. OCLC Number: 57204251

Arcadia,. .

The Lincoln Highway around Chicago
ISBN: 9780738551975. OCLC Number: 214335651

Arcadia Pub.,. .

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.