Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Intersection of the Lincoln Highway and Burlington Way in DeKalb Marker in 1917


From the May 3, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"J.H. Jarboe, as president of the DeKalb County Good Roads Association and ex-officio member of the committee of the association in regard to the placing of the monument at the corner of Fourth and Lincoln Highway, marking the intersection of the Lincoln Highway and Burlington Way, says today that the marker will be ready to install by June 1.

"The marker as placed by the committee at the time will be six feet high, with base 18-inches square and the marker tapering to the glass globe at the top which will protect the electric light which will be used at night.  The marker will be embellished with a bronze tablet and on the east and west side will be the official sign of the Lincoln Highway, while the north and south side will carry the emblem of the Burlington Way."

So, current Illinois Highway 23 was once part of the Burlington Way road.

I wonder what happened to this marker?

--RoadDog

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