Julie Christensen, born and raised in Iowa, left school to tour with her first band, which played country rock, landing for a time in Austin, Texas before heading to LA in the early 80s for the pioneering punk-roots rock band Divine Horsemen.
Beginning with 1850s railroad construction, Illinois boomed as an agricultural and industrial powerhouse. Familiar brand names, from Wrigley chewing gum to Swift and Armour meat products, covered the nation.
Archaeologist Robert Mazrim will discuss several years of recent archaeological and architectural studies at late 18th century sites in the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri along the Mississippi River.