The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)
  • The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)
  • The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)

The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Cynthia L. Ogorek
     
 


Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. This stretch of the highway is also home to the famous Ideal Section, which set the national standard for road construction in 1923. Through some 200 vintage… See more details below

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Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. This stretch of the highway is also home to the famous Ideal Section, which set the national standard for road construction in 1923. Through some 200 vintage photographs, this armchair tour of the highway from Schererville, Indiana, to Geneva, Illinois, visits sites that early-day tourists saw and documents the people who made the highway what it was in 1913 and the people who worked to preserve its spirit and history at the close of the century. The Lincoln Highway around Chicago defines and describes the role of the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago area from a gravel track to a miracle mile that has served local residents as well as cross-country travelers for nearly 100 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738551975
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/07/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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