Traveling Through Illinois: Stories of I-55 Landmarks and Landscapes between Chicago and St. Louis

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If you have been driving through Illinois on I-55 and exclaimed, "There's nothing out there but corn " you aren't alone, but you couldn't be more wrong. Learn why Steven Spielberg visited Waggoner, Illinois, and what fruit Abraham Lincoln used to christen the town named after him, as well as what route was frequented by flesh-eating birds and what antique mall was said to harbor a spaceship. When you travel in the company of LuAnn Cadden and Ted Cable, every mile marker between Chicago and St. Louis hides a story, and even grain silos become adventure destinations.
ISBN: 9781626190481
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Images: 52
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted T. Cable is a professor of Park Management and Conservation at Kansas State University. Cable is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Driving Across Kansas and Driving Across Missouri. LuAnn Cadden is a teacher, writer and trainer. She spent 25 years of her life in central Illinois. Cadden co-authored Driving Across Missouri: A Guide to I-70 (University Press of Kansas).
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