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Sauk Village in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sauk Village

 
 
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By Brian Scott
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Inscription.  Portions of the Lincoln Highway were first established by identifying existing roads to be paved. The Sauk Trail from the eastern Illinois border westbound through Sauk Village was designated as a section of the original route, including the Kalvelage Bridge. It served as a major road on daily commutes across the Illinois-Indiana state line, essential to the farmers transporting dairy, children going to school and tourists traveling into the city. In the early highway days as automobile traffic decreased, motorists often had to share the bridge with local livestock.
 
Erected 2012 by Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 41° 29.504′ N, 87° 33.334′ W. Marker is in Sauk Village, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Sauk Trail Plaza 0.2 miles
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from Torrence Avenue, on the right when traveling east. It is located on the north side of a commerical building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Sauk Trail Plaza, Chicago Heights IL 60411, 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. The Lincoln Highway / The "Ideal Section" (approx. 2.4 miles away in Indiana); St. John Township School District #2 (approx. 3˝ miles away in Indiana); Chicago Heights (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dedicated to Adam Brown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Site of Absolem Wells Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Camp Thornton #2605 and the Civil Conservation Corps (approx. 5 miles away); Park Forest, Illinois (approx. 6˝ miles away); Washington Park Racetrack (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Kevin B of Chicago, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 11, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jun. 20, 2021