Jan 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Susan L. Kelsey
The Story of Billy Caldwell

Susan L. Kelsey lives in Lake Forest, Illinois and was inspired by her mother and grandmother (both pilots) to enjoy history and adventure.  By telling the story about family history and stories about the community we live in, we can begin to understand the place we call home.  Kelsey lived in Chicago in the 1990’s where she developed an interest in Chicago politics and history – her research uncovered a Native American, Billy Caldwell, a.k.a. Chief Sauganash, who played a key role in the early years of Chicago.  “Bill Caldwell (1780-1841): Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail” follows Caldwell’s  life from Old Fort Niagara, through Amherstburg, Ontario; Detroit, Chicago and to his final resting place, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Host - Jerry Kelly