Friday, November 24, 2017
The Lincoln Highway Designated Alternate U.S. 30 in 1942
From the April 5, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1942, 75 Years Ago.
"The Lincoln Highway is again Route 30, signs designating the famous route as alternate U.S. 30 being erected during the past few days. For years the Lincoln Highway through Illinois carried the official designation of U.S. 30.
"A few years ago, during a revamping of the highway system in the state, the number 30 was given to the former Route 71 and the Lincoln Highway was given the designation of U.S. Route 330. A few months ago, Governor Dwight H. Green announced that he had issued an order designating the Lincoln Highway in Illinois as Alternate U.S. 30 and signs to this effect are now being erected."
Today, the Lincoln Highway Through DeKalb County is Illinois Highway 38. Main Street of DeKalb is named Lincoln Highway.
A Road By Any Other Name. --RoadDog