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Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1891, Funk descendants have been making sirup since 1824 when Isaac settled in the Grove that bears his name.
 
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark Program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️, and the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 40° 21.429′ N, 89° 7.128′ W. Marker is in Funks Grove, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on Old U.S. 66, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5257 Historic US 66, Mc Lean IL 61754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); Having a Picnic / A Transportation Corridor (approx. half a mile away); Isaac Funk (approx. half a mile away); A Home on the Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Charles Lindbergh Crash Site
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By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois Marker
Sign below it marks the "Midpoint" of Route 66 in Illinois
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(approx. 5 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 6.2 miles away); "Reisch Beer" Mural (approx. 8.9 miles away); "Wisteria Café" Mural (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Funks Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Funks Pure Maple Sirup. Official website for the iconic Route 66 place. Contains history, products, etc. Since its inception in 1824, it has always been spelled "sirup" with the "i" (not the y, as commonly known), due to tradition. At the turn of the 20th century, Hazel Funk (who owned the property) decided to leave the spelling as is because it referred to the product that results from the boiling down of sap, without the addition of extra sugar. (Submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Funks Grove, Illinois Marker
Marker is on the right side of the entrance to the farm/shop.
Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
4. Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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