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Paul Beaver presents "From Swamp to Field" June 23rd

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[June 15, 2017]  ELKHART - The Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of Paul Beaver to its Dinner Lecture circuit. Mr. Beaver will present “From Swamp to Field”, as his lecture on Friday June 23, 2017, a fascinating discussion of the methods used by the Scully family in the late 1800’s to drain the wetlands in Logan County, which turned what was unusable land into some of the richest most productive farm ground in the world.

Beaver is no stranger to this subject, having written his master’s thesis about the extensive Scully land holdings, and then in 2003, authoring a book on the topic. His love of history lead to a career of teaching, though officially retired he was honored by Lincoln College as it’s very first professor emeritus.

A well respected Lincoln scholar, Paul has participated in many events, committees, discussions and speeches throughout the United States. In 2002 he oversaw the production of “Abraham Lincoln in Logan County” a video filmed in Logan County. Truly a Logan County man from birth through a productive and generous life, Paul’s ability to hold an audience is legendary.

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The probability that this lecture will sell out quickly urges a quick response from all that are interested. Please call 217-947-2238 to reserve you seat, and once confirmed please download the reservation form from

Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café in Elkhart will provide the dinner of Beef Bourguinon or Baked encrusted Chicken Breast, both served with herbed mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots and freshly baked rolls/butter fruit crisp or ice cream for dessert. The door open at 5 pm, the cost of the event includes dinner and tip plus a $10 donation to the Elkhart Historical Society.

[J. Rob Wilson]

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