Saturday, December 2, 2017

Getting One Last Cruise on the Cement Road Before Winter in DeKalb County in 1917

From the Nov. 22, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"Yesterday was an ideal day for motoring and many cars that had been put up on blocks for the winter were taken out for one last ride before the snow flies.

"The new cement road between DeKalb and Sycamore, being completed and open for traffic was the mecca of tourists as one can go from DeKalb to the county seat [Sycamore] without getting the car in the mud, regardless of the condition of the ordinary roads.  The grading of the sides of the cement road is yet soft and one or two machines encountered some little difficulty in getting back on the ribbon of cement, but no accidents were reported."

This would be Illinois Highway 23 today, Sycamore Road.


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