Volume 22, Number 02 February, 2019 

“The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city to another, almost as fast as birds can fly, 15 or 20 miles an hour…. A carriage will start from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York the same day. Engines will drive boats 10 or 12 miles an hour, and there will be hundreds of steamers running on the Mississippi, as predicted years ago.”
Oliver Evans, 1755 – 1783, Inventor

Oliver Evans lived a short life but had a lot of thoughts about the future. It was a shame that he didn’t get to see them come to fruition. His day-long trip can now be a hop, skip, and jump for a lot of daily commuters. Progress? Not if you are one of the contemporary commuters.

I was very pleased with the last meeting. The dining room was well presented and the number of attendees (58) made for a great evening. A big welcome to our new members. I hope you felt welcome (At least it seemed to be the situation.) We are looking forward to many more meetings with you.

Keep ‘em running,
Madison Parker
Tel: 630-542-9062 (mobile)



1. This is your copy of the Seniors' Discount List that Joe Lienau presented at a recent meeting. Don't forget that you will need to ask for the discount. Don't assume that you will automatically get it.

2. A PDF file of pictures of some of the CAGRS members attending the Sanfilippo Residence tour.