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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Mill on 66

66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. The Mill on 66 Marker
Inscription.  The Mill opened in 1929 on the original alignment of Route 66, it became famous as a sandwich stand and then a Bar/Restaurant. The Mill is now being restored as a museum. Open by appointment.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists.
 
Location. 40° 8.603′ N, 89° 22.963′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Street. Marker is in front of The Mill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 738 S Washington St, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Postville Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Deskins Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); Postville Courthouse State Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Postville Court House Site
The Mill on 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. The Mill on 66 Marker
In front of The Mill
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas Speech (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Niebuhr Family of Theologians (approx. 0.8 miles away); The William Maxwell Boyhood Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Regarding The Mill on 66. The website that is mentioned on the marker (savethemill.org) is defunct as of September 2020.
 
Also see . . .  The Mill on 66. There are many travel/tourism sites that talk about The Mill, and the Illinois Route 66 Association's website is one of them. This was a popular attraction to both locals and tourists during its time on Route 66. It closed in 1996, and since 2006 there have been many ideas to turn the place into a museum. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Oct. 27, 2020