Friday, March 27, 2015

Jane Addams in Illinois

Following up from the previous post:

I-90/ JANE ADDAMS TOLLWAY

I-90 from Wisconsin border to Chicago is now named the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.  It is 76 miles long and be prepared to pay lots and lots of coin/dollars.  Originally was the Northwest Tollway and opened in 1958, renamed in 2007.

CEDARVILLE, ILLINOIS

Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois, (pop. 741) west of Rockford and off US-20 north of Freeport.  She grew up there until after college and is buried in the Cedarville Cemetery in her family's plot (marked by an obelisk).  Her birthplace home is still there.

There is the Cedarville Historical Museum at 450 W. 2nd Street and open weekends during  spring-fall.

ROCKFORD COLLEGE

In Rockford, Illinois.  This is where Jane Addams went for her higher education.  It was called the Rockford Female Seminary back then.

JANE ADDAMS TRAIL

12.85 mile hiking/biking trail in Stephenson County, Illinois.

I have never visited any of these sites but sure will now.

--RoadDog


No comments: