Friday, December 2, 2016

Looking Back to 1941: Final Parcel of Land for the New Highway Between DeKalb and Sycamore

From the April 13, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1941, 75 Years Ago

"The dedication of the only remaining piece of property for the new highway between Sycamore and DeKalb was handed to DeKalb County Superintendent of highways, Fred O. Larson, by William Rich of DeKalb of the right-of-way committee of the board of supervisors.

"This was the only obstacle that stood in the way of the awarding of the contract for the new road."

I imagine the dedication mentioned in the first sentence was actually the deed.  The road in question here is Sycamore Road between the two cities (Illinois  Highway 23).  It was going to become a four lane road and is now a road well on its way to gridlock.  More stoplights than you can believe.


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