Saturday, January 6, 2018

Lincoln Highway and Burlington Way Marked in 1917

From the December 27, 2017, MidWeek  (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"Through the efforts of the fire chief, the traffic post at the corner of Fourth street and Lincoln Highway shows the color of the Lincoln Highway on two sides and also the official colors of the Burlington Way on the other two sides.

"The chief fitted the glass on the inside of the globe on the other two sides , and also painted the colors and although the blue does not show up plainly at this time, the matter will be remedied at a later date, so that all of the colors of the two highways will be readily seen from a distance."

Since the Lincoln Highway runs east west through DeKalb, the Burlington Way must have gone north-south along Fourth Street.

In the days before numbered highways.  I have never heard of the Burlington Way.  Too bad this globe was not kept in a museum or somewhere.


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