Thursday, May 31, 2018

Along 66, April 2018: The Mill and The Cop

These stories taken from the Route 66 News site which goes into greater detail and even has pictures.  I only write about the ones I am most interested in.

APRIL 30--  Recollections of the early days of The Mill.  Four people who were there when the Blue Mill opened in Lincoln, Illinois, had their stories told in a 2007 interview by Geoff Ladd.  Included are the stories of Robert and Norma McAfee.

Looking forward to seeing the newly reopened, well, a year ago, Mill while on the Route 66 Association of Illinois Motor Tour two weekends from now.

APRIL 30--  Longtime Illinois state trooper Chester Henry died at age 86.  He served 1957-1984 out of the Illinois State Police District 6 headquartered in the art deco building that looked like a pistol when viewed from above in Pontiac, Illinois.

He wrote  a book, "Route 66, My Home Away From Home" and was inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame in 1993.

Sure Will Be Nice When They Find A Way to Do Something With That Building.  --RoadDog

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