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1938 circa: Trip to Stillman Valley, Illinois - Bike Club Trip by Train to Beloit, Wisconsin

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Film Identifier: F.2008-03-0003
Run Time
0h 10m 0s
color and B&W
Date Produced
circa 1936 - 1938
A home movie that begins with a color footage of a trip to Stillman Valley, Illinois and the town's Stillman's Run Memorial. Next, the group visits the Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois. This is followed by footage of the Dickeyville Grotto & Shrine in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. The rest of the film contains black and white footage of a League of American Wheelmen's (now known as the League of American Bicyclists) cycle train excursion from Chicago to Beloit, Wisconsin. These scenes include shots of railroad workers as well as club participants loading their bicycles onto a train and exploring downtown Beloit on bicycle.
Related Places
Stillman Valley (production location of)
Galena (depicts)
Dickeyville (depicts)
Beloit (production location of)