Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Illinois' 200th Anniversary, 20 Sites to Visit-- Part 2: Route 66 and I&MCanal


6.  ROUTE 66--  Well, all of us 66ers knew about the Illinois stretch, Chicago to East St. Louis.

7.  FORT DE CHARTRES--  Near Prairie du Rocher.  One of a series of French-built forts before handing country east of the Mississippi over to English.  The powder magazine is believed to be the oldest standing building in the state.

8.  I&M CANAL--  LaSalle, a crucial link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.  Hand-dug in teh 1800s.

9.  NAUVOO--  Mississippi River occupied by Joseph Smith and the Mormons before being driven out.

10.  LOVEJOY HOMESTEAD--  Part of the Underground Railway in Princeton.

--RoadDog

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