Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Good Roads Movement To be Discussed in Sycamore, Illinois

March 8, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)

In the 1890s until World War I there was a combination of stories about building, naming roads and the "Good Roads Movement.  This March 28, at the Sycamore Historical Museum, Larry McClellan will discuss them.

Before the interstates and Federal highways, roads had colorful and interesting names:  The Lincoln, Dixie, Mississippi Valley Highway, Alton Way, Swastika Trail and Corn Belt Route to name a few.From 1913 on, there were 51 named highways developed in Illinois.

The talk will be at 7 p.m. at the DeKalb County Community Foundation at 475 DeKalb Avenue.  Cost is $5.


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