Monday, July 11, 2016

News From Along Route 66, June 2016: Women of the Mother Road-- Illinois

Taken from the Route 66 News Site.

JUNE 10--  The Women on the Mother Road website is up and running.  The website and oral history projects features women from each state Route 66 went through.

For Illinois:

HAZEL FUNK--  Of Funk's Grove

LORETTA MARTEN-- Was 12-years-old when she had the Monument to the Virgin Mary built in Raymond, Illinois.  It is more commonly known as Our Lady of the Highways.
 
SALLY RAND--  burlesque pioneer who thrilled the guys at the Chicago World's Fair in 1932 with her famous "Fan Dance."

HELEEN and KATHRYN THANAS--  Owners of Lou Mitchell's in Chicago who purchased it from Uncle Lou.

--RoadDog

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