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By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2020
Coleman Hill Marker
1Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Coleman Hill — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
“My people were in slavery on the Coleman Plantation. When the war came, they had an opportunity to fight for their freedom on that very same spot. Then Trinity was built at the fort, and they could get an education there. That story . . . — Map (db m158197) HM
2Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Prisoners of War — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
“When told that the fort had been surrendered... [the soldiers] could scarcely believe themselves, but with tears demanded that the fight should go on, preferring to die in the fort.” — Lt. Robert McMillan, 110th U.S. . . . — Map (db m158258) HM
3Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Reconstruction — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
“Trinity School founder Mary Fletcher Wells and the American Missionary Association forged the path for reconstruction in Limestone County's African American population in an approach based on the belief that education and religion . . . — Map (db m158194) HM
4Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — The Battles of Fort Henderson and Sulphur Creek Trestle — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
“Just after daylight on the morning of September 24, they opened on the fort with artillery from three different sides, casting almost every shell inside the works.” — Col. Wallace Campbell, 110th U.S. Colored . . . — Map (db m158261) HM
5Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — The United State Colored Troops — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
"The fort...was one of the best works of the kind I ever saw.” — Lt. Henry March, 115th Ohio, USA Here you can see all that remains of Fort Henderson, the southeast bastion. Envision standing here during construction. The . . . — Map (db m158265) HM
6Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Trinity School — Fort Henderson and Trinity School
"It is impossible to adequately describe what Trinity means to me. It means everything. Without Trinity I don't exist." — Dr. Charles Eric Lincoln: scholar, theologian, author, former Duke professor, and Trinity graduate Trinity . . . — Map (db m158185) HM
7Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Carver Elementary School
When classes began on this site in the late 1800s, the teaching staff of the East End Public School (also known as the Gibb Street School) consisted of Professor T. A. Frierson and his wife, Anna B. Frierson. At the time, it was the only school . . . — Map (db m158179) HM
8Alabama (Morgan County), Hartselle — Crabb-Stewart-Key-Dotson Home — Morgan County
The Honorable Thomas D. Crabb, Legislator and Alabama Constitution Signatory, established title to this property on July 10, 1818. It is believed the existing structure was used for treaty administration, a stagecoach stop, a store, and a home. . . . — Map (db m158177) HM
9Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 5 — Old Grist Mill Site — 1876
Just west on the river, W.R Milligan built the first grist mill & sawmill in Round Valley, later a brick kiln was added. Subsequent owners included the Udall Bros. & J.P. Rothlisberger who built the barn just ahead. — Map (db m158475) HM
10Arizona (Maricopa County), Aguila — Robson's Mining World
Robson’s Mining World was originally opened by the Westley Rush Family in 1917 as the Gold Leaf Mine. Ned Creighton acquired the mine in 1924. He renamed the mine the “Nellie Meda” in honor of the two Rush daughters. The mine operated . . . — Map (db m158284) HM
11Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — "Indian Hill"
Across the Colorado River is "Indian Hill," the site of La Purisima Concepcion mission. Built in 1780 by Spanish explorers, it was destroyed in 1781 when native Quechans revolted, killing all European males. Nothing is left of that structure. Today . . . — Map (db m158369) HM
12Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — "Ocean to Ocean" Highway Bridge
The gray bridge, finished in 1915, is the "Ocean to Ocean" Highway Bridge. This was the final link in a highway stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Its presence meant travelers no longer had to wait for the ferry to cross the Colorado . . . — Map (db m158287) HM
13Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Incorrigible Ward — Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
In 1904 an incorrigible ward, consisting of five steel cages, was constructed on this site. The total budget for the building, including steel cages, corrugated iron roofing and lumber, was five hundred dollars. Approximately 4,000 adobe bricks, . . . — Map (db m158296) HM
14Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
While the American Revolution brewed on the Atlantic Coast, Spain expanded its New World empire to protect California against the British and Russians. In 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, commander of the Royal Presidio of Tubac, successfully explored . . . — Map (db m158299) HM
15Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Main Cellblock — Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
The main cellblock was built to house up to 204 prisoners, but at times the Superintendent's report stated that up to 240 prisoners were kept here. Each cell was approximately 9 foot X 12 foot and could hold six prisoners. When space became limited, . . . — Map (db m158292) HM
16Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Prison Labor — Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Anything a prisoner could not make himself or barter for, he had to do without. As an inmate, forty-eight hours a week were spent working in the fields, quarry, adobe yard, or on assignment in a shop. Whether you needed a tin cup or a new . . . — Map (db m158293) HM
17Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Site of Old Ferry Landing — Yuma Crossing
Below the junction of the Gila and the Colorado rivers was the only natural ford on the southern trail to the Pacific. Though often menacing, Indians helped early travelers across on crude rafts. Several ferries operated from 1850 on. Best known . . . — Map (db m158300) HM
18Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — The All-important Colorado River Crossing — Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
During his 1774 exploratory trip, Anza made friends with Chief Olleyquotequiebe (Anza called him “Palma”) of the Quechan Indians, who controlled the river crossing. The Quechans welcomed the 1775 colonizing expedition and supplied . . . — Map (db m158365) HM
19Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — View of the Prison from Across the River — Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Yuma of the 1870's had limited marketplaces. Goods were brought in by steamships or many days' journey through hostile country. Calamities along the journey claimed belongings and supplies more than once. The government compensated by stocking as . . . — Map (db m158298) HM
20Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma East Wetlands — The Colorado River Before the Dams
The Natural Setting The river supported pristine cottonwood / willow gallery forests, mesquite bosques, wetlands, inter-tidal salt flats, and lakes dependent on annual floods for existence. The area yielded a rich harvest of seasonal wild . . . — Map (db m158377) HM
21Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma East Wetlands — 20th Century
A Positive Impact Starting in 1905, dams were constructed along the Colorado River that brought positive change to the Southwest. Dams and canals brought a safe and secure source of water and power and enhanced the ability of people to live in . . . — Map (db m158380) HM
22Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma East Wetlands Today — A Return to Balance
Restoration in Progress The Yuma East Wetlands (YEW) is an innovative restoration project pioneered by the Quechan Indian Tribe and the City of Yuma. The 1,418 acres of the YEW are comprised of native riparian wetland, and aquatic habitats . . . — Map (db m158390) HM
23Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma Territorial Prison — Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
The concrete slabs before you are all that remain of an early adobe structure. Originally, this building was where prisoners were processed, ate meals, and received medical attention. Later it housed offices, storerooms, barbershop and the two cells . . . — Map (db m158297) HM
24Arkansas (Chicot County), Eudora — Eudora Under The Hill
Site of the Eudora settlement's first business district. After a ferry across Bayou Macon was established in 1846, Cariola Landing was accessible to Arkansas Communities to the west and Louisiana towns to the south. Merchants built stores along the . . . — Map (db m158053) HM
25Arkansas (Chicot County), Eudora — Site of Mount Carmel
Site of Mount Carmel, the first organized community in the Eudora area. John Booth donated land for a Presbyterian Church and a seminary for girls. Rev. Benjamin Shaw was director and pastor. Booth and Shaw are buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The . . . — Map (db m158466) HM
26Arkansas (Cross County), Wynne — H 13 — Cross County — County Seat
The county was named for Col. David C. Cross. First seat of justice, Cleburne 1865. Moved to Wittsburg 1865 where it remained until 1884 when it was removed to Vanndale and later in 1903 the county seat was established at Wynne, where it has since . . . — Map (db m158125) HM
27California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — 509 — The Joaquin Moraga Adobe — 1841
Jose Joaquin Moraga - member of the Juan Bautista de Anza 1776 expedition. Founder and first Commandante of the Presidio of San Francisco - was the grandfather of Don Joaquin Moraga who with his cousin Don Juan Bernal was awarded this grant in . . . — Map (db m158344) HM
28California (Kings County), Laton — 270 — Kingston
Founded in 1856 by L.A. Whitmore who operated first Kings River ferry crossing. After 1858 town became stopping place for Butterfield stages. Toll bridge superseded ferry in 1873. On December 26, 1873, Tiburcio Vasquez and bandit gang made bold raid . . . — Map (db m158224) HM
29California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — Security Trust and Savings Bank
Site of Glendale Depot of the Los Angeles Interurban Railway, 1904-1923, first six-story building in the city. Constructed by Security Trust and Savings Bank in 1923. Original property occupied by First Savings Bank of Glendale. — Map (db m158123) HM
30California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Hooray for Hollywood
Film Companies Move West During the early 1900s, many East Coast film companies, which dominated the new industry at the time, were searching for better weather, varied locations, cheap nonunion labor, and an escape from the . . . — Map (db m158333) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Easter Island Moai
This sculpture is called a Moai. It was carved on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) by native artist Iovani Teave on white rock called Maea Tea Tea. Moai translates to Aringa ora or "Living Face.” The top knot is called a Pukao, carved of . . . — Map (db m157993) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Kaiser Permanente
A New Kind of Health Plan In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, a young surgeon named Sidney Garfield operated a small 12-bed hospital in the Mojave Desert, treating the thousands of laborers working on the Colorado . . . — Map (db m158186) HM
33California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — In Memory of Bloody Thursday
Prior to 1934 the Pepper Tree Saloon was one of many places where longshoremen and seamen were hired along the shore. In that year, the first successful general strike in the United States was prompted to eliminate bad . . . — Map (db m157964) HM
34California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — John Trabucco Building
This property was part of Juan Alvarado's 1844 Mexican "Las Mariposas” land grant, later purchased by John C. Fremont. In 1895 John and Catherine Trabucco purchased this lot and began construction in 1896 on the site of the Arcade Saloon . . . — Map (db m158226) HM
35California (Orange County), Fountain Valley — 30 — Courreges Ranch
Homesite of Roch and Magdalena Mogari Courreges. Roch, a Basque sheep rancher, farmer and businessman, came to the area in 1878 and purchased "the Bluff" in 1896. He was a founder of the First National Bank of Huntington Beach, the Smeltzer . . . — Map (db m158223) HM
36California (San Bernardino County), Phelan — Camp Cajon Monument — Historic Site
Dedicated July 4, 2019 in commemoration of the original Camp Cajon Monument located about 300' north of this site, and dedicated July 4, 1919. — Map (db m158045) HM
37California (San Bernardino County), Rancho Cucamonga — Magic Lamp Inn — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
The Magic Lamp Inn has been a dining tradition on Route 66 since 1955. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing. Map (db m158338) HM
38Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Abert's Squirrel — (Sciurus aberti)
J.W. Abert, a military explorer-naturalist of the American Southwest, is credited with discovering the squirrel named in his honor. The genus name Sciurus refers to tree-dwelling squirrels. It means "shade-tail" because of the way these animals . . . — Map (db m158347) HM
39Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — An Ancient Geologic Past — United States Air Force Academy
Along the western boundary of the Academy, the Rampart Range consists primarily of Pikes Peak granite that was formed more than one billion years ago. These ancient rocks did not become prominent until the early Cenozoic Era (about 50 million . . . — Map (db m158341) HM
40Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Before the Academy — United States Air Force Academy
The first Anglo explorers journeyed th[r]ough this area in the early-to-mid-1800s. The Homestead Act of 1862 opened the land to pioneers to select a 160-acre parcel to establish a dwelling and start their adventure in the west. First pioneers on . . . — Map (db m158304) HM
41Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Falcon Stadium — Dedicated October 20, 1962
Created under the auspices of the Air Force Academy Foundation, Inc. ————————————————— A major portion of the funds for the construction of . . . — Map (db m158370) HM WM
42Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Forest Management — United States Air Force Academy
Our 13,000 acres of forest provide a beautiful setting for the Academy. This landscape affords vital habitat for wildlife, abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, and an essential backdrop for mission-related training. Our forests are a . . . — Map (db m158294) HM
43Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Fuel Hazard Mitigation — United States Air Force Academy
Wildfire behavior is influenced by three primary components. Two are non-negotiable: weather and terrain. The third component is wildland fuels, the only factor affording the opportunity to mitigate. Mechanical treatments such as brush removal and . . . — Map (db m158342) HM
44Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Landscape Fire Ecology — United States Air Force Academy
Prior to European settlement, the ponderosa pine forests of Colorado's Front Range experienced frequent fires. These were historically started by lightning strikes, and later by Native Americans. These low-intensity surface fires killed many small . . . — Map (db m158301) HM
45Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Scrub (Gambel's) Oak — (Quercus gambelii)
This diminuative oak of soutwestern foothills, canyons and mountainsides was discovered by and named for William Gambel, an American naturalist who lived from 1821-1849. The Latin genus name, Quercus, represents all oaks and means "beautiful . . . — Map (db m158291) HM
46Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — The USAFA Falcon
This statue was commissioned by Mr. Irwin Belk to honor United States Air Force Academy graduates for their selfless service to our nation. The Air Force Academy proudly recognizes Mr. Belk's service as a member of the Army Air Forces . . . — Map (db m158349) WM
47Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Veterans Memorial
The Benches on this Visitor Center Trail Have Been Provided in Memory of the Following Deceased U.S. Air Force Academy Graduates: Charles Dorsey Conover, '61 Benjamin Barnes Frederick, '63 Frank Delzell Ralston III, '63 Lawrence Kesther . . . — Map (db m158303) WM
48Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Ancient Clones
This family circle of fossilized stumps grew out of the single trunk of an older parent tree. The three trunks are ancient clones, or genetically identical copies, of that parent tree. Modern coastal redwoods also reproduce by stump sprouting. If . . . — Map (db m158485) HM
49Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Ancient Forest Diversity
The Rocky Mountain region was much warmer 34 million years ago. The Florissant valley was forested with towering redwoods, false cypresses, pines, mixed hardwoods, and ferns surrounded by drier slopes with scrublands, shrubs, and low trees. . . . — Map (db m158385) HM
50Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Changes Within Habitats
Within a few steps is the transition from a dry meadow into a cooler forest of Douglas-fir, spruce, and common juniper. The moisture content is higher here. Though you're looking south, you are standing on a north-facing slope. North-facing slopes . . . — Map (db m158502) HM
51Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Dawn of the Recent Past
Standing here 34 million years ago you would probably recognize a number of plants and insects. But the year-round mild climate in the Rockies would be a surprise, as would the mammals of the time. The warm temperate forest was diverse, with . . . — Map (db m158429) HM
52Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Delicate Impressions
As outcrops of shale weather, they separate into paper-thin sheets, exposing fossils on their surfaces. Within these delicate pages, a chapter of Earth's history unfolds. Size played a key role in determining what was preserved at Florissant. The . . . — Map (db m158439) HM
53Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Florissant Valley Today
Open stands of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and quaking aspen now dominate the slopes of the Florissant valley. The ecosystem has changed since the days of the dense redwood forests. There are more open grasslands and the cold temperate forest is . . . — Map (db m158433) HM
54Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Is the Trio in Trouble? — Fighting Gravity and the Weather
The three trunks of the Trio are all interconnected because they are part of the same tree! They were likely sprouts from a broken central tree, which makes them clones. The original rock matrix that buried the Trio in the late Eocene was . . . — Map (db m158427) HM
55Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Just One Piece at a Time
"One of the wonders of this part of the world is the 'Petrified Forest'...between Colorado Springs and Fairplay. This remarkable relic...bids fair to disappear very shortly, unless the...tourists cease their work of destruction. Everyone must . . . — Map (db m158483) HM
56Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Layers of Time
To uncover the geologic history of the Florissant region, you must peel back the surface and examine the rock layers below. Sediments are deposited layer upon layer, with the oldest at the bottom and the youngest on top. Because of this principle . . . — Map (db m158482) HM
57Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Life in the Forest
The Abert's squirrel inhabits this forest. It eats ponderosa pine cones and the inner bark of the twigs. It's just one of many animals that depend on the ponderosa forest for food, nesting, and cover. The fossil record also shows animals and plant . . . — Map (db m158510) HM
58Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Life Zones
Pikes Peak is the huge mountain you see across the valley. On a clear day, you can see two distinct areas on the mountain—a darker band of forest and a lighter colored treeless area. These different layers called "life zones" are a . . . — Map (db m158493) HM
59Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Making of a Monument
A grassroots effort Beneath this valley is one of the richest fossil deposits in the world. Imagine instead this valley filled with a housing subdivision. There would be no open space, no trails, no scientific research, and no . . . — Map (db m158376) HM
60Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Reading the Rings
Core samples from Sequoia affinis fossil stumps contain remarkably well-preserved annual growth rings. Locked within those concentric rings are clues about past growing conditions in the Florissant valley. The stumps at Florissant have . . . — Map (db m158428) HM
61Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Stumps of Stone
In the late Eocene epoch, about 34 million years ago, the Florissant valley was buried by eruptions from a cluster of volcanoes known as the Guffey volcanic center. Huge volcanic mudflows (lahars) spread into this forested valley with great speed, . . . — Map (db m158402) HM
62Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — The Present Touches the Past
Just beyond the circular wooden fence in front of you is a young ponderosa pine tree growing out of the top of an ancient petrified redwood tree stump. The huge redwood tree was buried by a volcanic mudflow and was later exposed by erosion. The . . . — Map (db m158515) HM
63Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — The Role of Fire
Can you see the spiral scar on the ponderosa pine directly to your right? It goes all the way up and around the tree. Lightning struck this tree many years ago. Lightning and the fires it causes are natural processes in forests like this one. Fire . . . — Map (db m158506) HM
64Colorado (Teller County), Florissant — Valley Through Time
You are standing in the Florissant valley surrounded by ponderosa pine forests. But 34-35 million years ago, this was the site of Lake Florissant. The twelve-mile-long lake was formed when volcanic mudflows dammed a stream that flowed south . . . — Map (db m158489) HM
65Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Historic Iron Ore Mining
[caption:] Iron ore like this was mined from Iron Hill and Chestnut Hill What is iron ore? Iron is a silvery-white, solid metal, though when found in Pencader Hundred, it commonly appears as a brown, and sometimes nearly black . . . — Map (db m158219) HM
66Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — In the Beginning ... — Formation of the Delmarva Peninsula
[Left Column] [caption at upper left] A 250 million year old fossilized sea shell found in the Pencader Area Delaware is the second smallest state in the country. However, we played an important role in the formation of the . . . — Map (db m158222) HM
67Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Welsh Tract — The Origin of Pencader Hundred
One of the first tasks the Welsh performed was the establishment of two houses of worship. Among the Welsh were both Baptist and Presbyterian and the Baptist built their church on the north side of Iron Hill in 1703. Rebuilt in 1746, it remains in . . . — Map (db m158217) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 11 — Shaping Strong Minds — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
In 1907, when Deanwood's African American children needed a school close to home, city officials decided to place a public elementary here. Snowden Ashford (1866-1927), the District's inspector of buildings, designed the original four-room . . . — Map (db m158343) HM
69Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa Beach — I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie was part of Cocoa Beach when a television sitcom ran from 1965 to 1979 starring Barbara Eden as a 2000 year old female genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut. The TV series was set in and around Cocoa Beach. Barbara Eden . . . — Map (db m158368) HM
70Florida (Monroe County), Key West — Joseph Yates Porter, M.D.
In this house was born, lived and died Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. 1847-1927. First health officer of the State of Florida, 1889-1917. Thirteenth president of the Florida Medical Association. Under his farsighted leadership, yellow fever and other . . . — Map (db m158216) HM
71Florida (Palm Beach County), Jupiter — Burt Reynolds Ranch — Historical Marker
Smokey and the Bandit II was filmed on this site in 1980 — Map (db m157637) HM
72Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 432 South Beach Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158204) HM
73Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Cypress Street Elementary School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158198) HM
74Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — S. Cornelia Young Memorial Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158195) HM
75Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Seabreeze United Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158189) HM
76Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Abby
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158366) HM
77Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — 1879-1979
In 1879, Leslie E. Keeley, M.D., a Civil War surgeon; Major Curtis J. Judd, a retired Army officer and bookkeeper; and John R. Oughton, a chemist, formed the first institution to recognize and medically treat alcoholism as a disease. The Leslie E. . . . — Map (db m158335) HM
78Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — A Well Connected Village — Historic Dwight
The architecture of Dwight has always attracted Route 66 travelers. The Keeley Institute for treating alcoholism was founded here and brought the Village national attention. As the institute gained popularity, Dwight became a “model . . . — Map (db m158401) HM
79Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Dwight, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158308) HM
80Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Full Service on Rte 66 — A Friendly Refuge in Dwight
The Ambler-Becker Texaco Station operated longer than any service station on Route 66. It was run by local families for 66 years, from 1933-1999. Flats were fixed, breakdowns towed, and at times, the spirits of weary travelers restored. . . . — Map (db m158375) HM
81Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Mom and Pop Motels — The Paulsen-Strufe Motel
During the heyday of Route 66 from the 1930s to the 50s, there were no motel chains. Instead, local families operated small campgrounds, cabins, and motor courts. The Paulsen-Strufe Motel, built in 1935, was more than just a place to stay; it . . . — Map (db m158384) HM
82Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Pioneer Gothic Church — Welcome to Dwight
The Pioneer Gothic Church was built in 1857. The Architecture is called Carpenter Gothic Architecture. One of Dwight's founders Richard P. Morgan, Jr. donated the land for the church. The Historical Society raised $29,000 to completely renovate the . . . — Map (db m158331) HM
83Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Shifting Roadways — Changes Driven by the Auto
Lions Lake is a testament to the changing face of Route 66. Dwight started as a farming community on the Chicago & Alton Railroad. When automobiles began replacing horses, people demanded better roads. Borrow pits, like Lions Lake, supplied the . . . — Map (db m158382) HM
84Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — War Memorial
(center:) In Honor and Memory of those from the Dwight Area who died while serving their country. (left:) Albert Tunberg - Army - WWI Harald Christopher - Navy - WWII Marion Asa - Navy - WWII Thomas Wiemken . . . — Map (db m158334) WM
85Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Welcome to Dwight
The Citizens of Dwight would like to invite you to visit not only the four Historic Landmarks pictured above, but to view the many other historic sites nestled within our village. The Pioneer Gothic Church was built in 1857 and is presently used as . . . — Map (db m158336) HM
86Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — An Underground Crossing — Ladd School Subway
Civic leaders welcomed Route 66 through Pontiac in 1926 as a boon for business. However, parents were concerned about their children crossing this "dangerous speedway.' As a solution, the State Highway Commission excavated a tunnel under the . . . — Map (db m158311) HM
87Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Historic Route 66 Illinois
You are traveling on one of the most famous roads in the world. On September 25, 2005, Illinois Route 66 was designated as a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. — Map (db m158309) HM
88Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Patrolling "Bloody 66" — Hard Road Cops
Route 66 was one of the most dangerous roads in the nation, earning it the nickname “Bloody 66.” From this District 6 Headquarters building, State Police patrolled the hard road between Dwight and McLean. They enforced safety laws . . . — Map (db m158312) HM
89Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Pontiac, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158306) HM
90Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Lincoln, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158187) HM
91Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — Bloomington, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158214) HM
92Illinois (McLean County), Normal — Normal, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158093) HM
93Illinois (Will County), Joliet — After the Whistle Blows
Leisure Time With what little spare time workers had, they took advantage of local social activities in Joliet. Churches, parks, and saloons were plentiful. Theaters were affordable entertainment. Five cents bought your ticket to popular . . . — Map (db m158109) HM
94Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Forging a City of Steel
This is the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site. The iron works and the local limestone quarries were once the backbone of the Joliet area economy. These two industries gave the city of Joliet the nickname of the "The City of Steel and Stone." Today, . . . — Map (db m158092) HM
95Illinois (Will County), Joliet — George Kiser, Iron Works laborer — I&M Canal Passage
George Kiser, an African-American, moved to Joliet from Missouri in the early 1900s. A laborer at the Joliet Iron Works, he worked in noisy, hot and dangerous conditions. The mill employed workers from all over the world - migrants from the south . . . — Map (db m158086) HM
96Illinois (Will County), Joliet — High Risks & Hard Work
Here at the Joliet Iron Works, high-risk jobs required the most manual labor and paid the lowest wage. Men dumped materials into the top of 70-foot tall blast furnaces. Escaping gases could suffocate the workers, causing falls to the ground or . . . — Map (db m158096) HM
97Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Joliet, Illinois — Welcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — Map (db m158450) HM
98Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Language Barriers
Double the Risk Less than half the iron plant workforce spoke English. Immigrants who did not speak English well were twice as likely to be injured or killed on the job. And with many people looking for work, it was easy to replace . . . — Map (db m158108) HM
99Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Level 1: Louis Joliet
Louis Joliet was a French-Canadian explorer who, along with Father Jacques Marquette, led an expedition to discover the extent of the Mississippi River in 1673. They discovered Mount Jolliet situated on the Illinois River in August of that same year. — Map (db m158461) HM
100Illinois (Will County), Joliet — Level 2: Jacques Marquette
Born in Laon, France, Father Jacques Marquette arrived in Canada as a Jesuit missionary in 1666. He spent six years living with Ottawa Native Americans before setting out on his exploration of the Mississippi River, including a journey up the . . . — Map (db m158459) HM

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Oct. 24, 2020