Website Seeks Funds to Make Video on Fox River's History in Geneva

KickStarter project asks people to help fund a documentary video that would explore the early days of the settlements along the Fox.

"Let's produce a video documentary about the Fox River and how important it has been in the development of Geneva for over 175 years."

That's the opening of the KickStarter website plug to find donors willing to help pay for The History of the Fox River in Geneva, Illinois video program.

According to the website, the hope is "to explore the early days of Native American settlements in the Geneva area as well as the economic opportunities the river provided for such businesses as the Butter and Cheese Manufacturing Company, Bennett Mill, Howell Company and the Charles Pope Glucose Company to name just a few."

This 20-minute video survey of how the Fox River serves the community of Geneva will also detail the beauty of the river and the many recreational activities available to all local citizens. A Geneva History Minute video on Island Park featured on the KickStarter page shows what the Fox River video will look like.

The History of the Fox River in Geneva, Illinois program is another in the continuing series Geneva Stories produced for the .

As of Wednesday, Aug. 1, the site has raised $200 toward the project.

Other videos in this series can be viewed on the Geneva History Center YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/GenevaHistoryCenter/videos.



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