From the May 11, 2016, MidWeek, "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"The Lincoln Highway seedling mile in DeKalb County is in line for a great deal of attention from all parts of the country through the recent announcement that it is to be the first mile of the entire Lincoln Highway to be planted and made more beautiful through designs especially submitted by a professional landscape gardener.
"This seedling mile of the Lincoln Highway should become the prototype of many other miles now dull and monotonous but worthy of better care and more orderly treatment."
It Doesn't Appear That There Is Much of the Lincoln Highway Landscaping Along the Route 66 Seedling Mile in Malta, lllinois. --RoadDog