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Towanda in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henderson's Standard

 
 
Henderson's Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
1. Henderson's Standard Marker
Inscription.  Directly ahead lay the remnants of Henderson's Dairy, which was closed in 1942 due to a calling to war. Upon Jerry Henderson's return home from World War II in 1945, the Standard Service Station was built and opened. It was a small, family owned business that offered full service gasoline for 16.9 cents per gallon. The service station provided a lube room in which minor repairs were made and products such as spark plugs and tires were sold. Inside the quaint building, travelers and townspeople could purchase a Beich's Whiz, "the best candy bar there is" and ice cold six-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola for a nickle each. After 16 years of dependable service, this station was closed in 1963 due to increased competition and additional farming responsibilities. Henderson's Standard was a frequent stopping place that added to the character of Historic Route 66.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list.
 
Location. 40° 33.873′ N, 88° 
Henderson's Standard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2020
2. Henderson's Standard Marker
Marker is actually located off the Route 66 Bike Trail in Towanda. Quincy Street is in the background.
54.169′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on South Quincy Street west of Old U.S. 66. Marker is located off of Route 66 Bike Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 S Quincy St, Towanda IL 61776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1954 Route 66 Alignment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dead Man's Curve (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pure Oil Truck Stop (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1926 Route 66 Alignment (approx. 0.3 miles away); End of the Journey (approx. half a mile away); Normal, Illinois (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Home of Joseph W. Fifer (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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