From the September 27, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back"
From September 1915
** "Some twenty men and ten teams are moving earth rapidly, making that improvement which has been so greatly needed of widening the long, high pike a half mile east of Sycamore."
Building roads with horses and mules.
** "The Great Western Railroad Company has erected new gongs in Sycamore to disturb the inhabitants and warn the public to 'Stop, Look and Listen."
Even Back Then. --RoadDog