Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. This stretch of the highway is also home to the famous Ideal Section, which set the national standard for road construction in 1923. Through some 200 vintage photographs, this armchair tour of t...
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (March 12, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
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A must book for those who love the history of the Chicagoland area. Ms. Ogorek does a great job of providing a history of this important highway as well as sharing great pictures. As someone who lives along this historic route the pictures included...
from Schererville, Indiana, to Geneva, Illinois, visits sites that early-day tourists saw and documents the people who made the highway what it was in 1913 and the people who worked to preserve its spirit and history at the close of the century. The Lincoln Highway around Chicago defines and describes the role of the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago area from a gravel track to a miracle mile that has served local residents as well as cross-country travelers for nearly 100 years.