From the October 18, 2015, Sauk Valley.com.(Illinois) "From our archives: Douglas Highway proposed for state." From the Telegraph newspaper Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, 1915 "Two More Big Highways."
"Dixon (Illinois) is to be a tourists' headquarters indeed, if plans under foot mature. And there is no reason why they should not."
Dixon had already been a stop for settlers moving west on trails.
"Dixon is one of the important cities on the Lincoln Highway, and it is known as the first night's stopping place out of Chicago on that great national road."