Along Illinois's Historic Highway 20

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Congress designated Highway 20 as a federal highway in 1926. The result of this was the evolution of Highway 20 as the most important road traversing northern Illinois. From Chicago to the Mississippi River, the road served both as farm-to-market route for local farmers and a vital link for interstate travelers. This book celebrates a journey across Illinois on historic Highway 20 as illustrated by more than 200 postcards showing the personality of the road, small towns, scenic vistas, and historic sites, as well as the tourist courts, hotels, diners, and roadside businesses that helped make automobile travel possible.
ISBN: 9781467129671
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael J. Till is a retired university professor who grew up on Highway 20 and has had a lifelong interest in the road. This is his sixth book in Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series. His previous books document Highway 20 in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Iowa, and Wyoming. All images within this book are from his personal collection of more than 3,000 vintage Highway 20 postcards.
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