Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Proposed Douglas Highway in Illinois, 1915-- Part 2: The Great State Highway in Illinois

"Yesterday (Oct. 19) a convention in Dixon of important men from four counties decided to establish a new state highway to be called the Douglas Highway.  It is to start at the Illinois-Wisconsin line in Stephenson County near Orangeville, run straight south through Freeport, Forreston, Polo, Woosung, Dixon, Lee Center, Shaw Station, Mendota, etc.

"It will then follow the Starved Rock Trail from Dixon toLaSalle and then south to the southern-most extremities in Illinois.

"It will parallel the Illinois Central railway fromWisconsin to cairo.  It will become the great state highway in Illinois."


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