Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Lincoln Highway in 1928-- Part 2: Bernard Queneau's Diary-- "The Smaller They Are, the Harder They Bite"

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1928

The mosquitoes here are so tint that they can slip right through the netting, and the smaller they are, the harder they bite.  After a hearty breakfast we returned to Joliet and luckily we had no public welcomes except a little entry.

For the first time a banner was held across the street with "Welcome" on it.  The mayor cut this and we were allowed to proceed.  In the afternoon we rested a little for the first time.

We went to the Joliet Theater in the evening credited with the longest foyer in the world.

(I imagine this would be Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre.)

--RoadDog

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