Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Route 66's Dwight, Illinois

From the Dwight, Illinois, pamphlet. Unlike some Illinois towns (Bloomington and Normal) on Route 66, Dwight does all it can to push its 66 heritage, including restoring the 1930s Ambler-Becker gas station and turning it into a visitors center. /// They also push historic aspects of the town and points of interest. This pamphlet comes with a map and sites located for traveler ease. /// Among them: The Country Mansion Restaurant in the 1891 boarding house, the Windmill, built in 1896 and next to the restaurant, 1857 Pioneer Gothic Church and First National Bank of Dwight, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. There are also many more places. /// One of these days I will get to the restaurant to eat, since my old favorite eating place, Fedderson's, is no longer there. But, of course, there is still Pete's and the Route 66 Family Restaurant. /// Well Worth a Visit. --RoadDog

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