320 Park Ave
Glencoe, IL 60022
America’s first road signs were created by Native Americans, who would shape trees into distinctive forms to help them navigate the wilderness. Purposely deformed at eye level, the trees’ unnatural shapes were readily spotted and served as trail exit signs, boundaries, cave locators, portage route indicators, and guides to fresh water and other natural resources. Dennis Downes, author of Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths through the Wilderness, will present the program featuring these living historic landmarks including several in Glencoe. This program is co-sponsored by the Glencoe Public Library and is suitable for adults and families with children age 3 and up.