“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frankfort in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Frankfurt, Illinois

Frankfort, Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin B
1. Frankfort, Illinois Marker
Inscription.  In July 1928, four Eagle Scouts were selected for a nationwide safety tour to promote the Lincoln Highway and the upcoming national scouting event in which the Lincoln Highway concrete markers would be installed. The Scouts, two Scoutmasters, and a driver set out in a new Hudson touring car and an REO Speedwagon. Their caravan stopped in towns along the route to perform daily safety demonstration. In one entry of his trip diary, Eagle Scout Bernard R. Queneau wrote, "We did three little good road turns: pushed a car from a ditch, helped change a flat, and lent some gasoline."
Erected by Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationPatriots & PatriotismRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 41° 30.188′ N, 87° 53.131′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (Route 30) and Settlers Pond Drive, on
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the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11032 W Lincoln Hwy, Frankfort IL 60423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker/Koren Round Barn Farm (approx. 7.1 miles away); Matteson, Illinois (approx. 9.4 miles away); Lockport Works World War II Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Sauk Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); Union Station (approx. 10.2 miles away); Joliet Steam Train (approx. 10.2 miles away); Katherine Dunham: Pioneer in African Dance (approx. 10.2 miles away); Hickory Creek in the 1830's (approx. 10.2 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 175 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Kevin B of Chicago, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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