Wednesday, January 10, 2018

State Aid Cement Road Completed From DeKalb to Sycamore in 1917

From the November 1, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"The new state aide cement road which connects with the Sycamore pavement on the DeKalb road, which was completed several days ago, will be opened to the public, and the cement road out of Waterman, being laid by the same contractors, is well toward completion.

"The stretch out of Waterman will give a cement road from Waterman to the James Carter farm just south of DeKalb."

The Sycamore-DeKalb Road is today's Illinois Highway 23.  Part of the cement road from Waterman to DeKalb was a "Ribbon Highway."

Those Cement Roads Were Really an Improvement Over the Dirt Roads  --RoadDog

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