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The Lincoln Landing located in downtown Lockport has been the location of dozens of city events over the past decade. Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media
The Lincoln Landing, a park to honor Abraham Lincoln in Lockport, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Photo by Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media
The bike-share program will allow residents to explore the historic I&M Canal and was inaugurated as part of celebrating 35 years of the Canal Corridor being established as the nation’s first heritage area. Photo Submitted
Abhinanda Datta, Assistant Editor
3:44 am CDT September 3, 2019

Anniversaries are momentous occasions, especially for a city that is steeped in history .

This year, Lockport is celebrating overlapping anniversaries, from 10 years of a beloved public park to 35 years of the nation’s first heritage area.

The opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848 had heralded a new era in trade and travel for the entire nation, but for Lockport, it was more than just economic growth.