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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dwight, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Livingston County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Livingston County, IL (45) Ford County, IL (1) Grundy County, IL (3) Kankakee County, IL (10) LaSalle County, IL (12) McLean County, IL (79) Woodford County, IL (4)  LivingstonCounty(45) Livingston County (45)  FordCounty(1) Ford County (1)  GrundyCounty(3) Grundy County (3)  KankakeeCounty(10) Kankakee County (10)  LaSalleCounty(12) LaSalle County (12)  McLeanCounty(79) McLean County (79)  WoodfordCounty(4) Woodford County (4)
Location of Dwight, Illinois
    Livingston County (45)
    Ford County (1)
    Grundy County (3)
    Kankakee County (10)
    LaSalle County (12)
    McLean County (79)
    Woodford County (4)
 
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1Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — 1879-1979
In 1879, Leslie E. Keeley, M.D., a Civil War surgeon; Major Curtis J. Judd, a retired Army officer and bookkeeper; and John R. Oughton, a chemist, formed the first institution to recognize and medically treat alcoholism as a disease. The Leslie E. . . . Map (db m158335) HM
2Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — A Well Connected VillageHistoric Dwight
The architecture of Dwight has always attracted Route 66 travelers. The Keeley Institute for treating alcoholism was founded here and brought the Village national attention. As the institute gained popularity, Dwight became a “model . . . Map (db m158401) HM
3Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Cardiff, Illinois
The village of Cardiff was built on this site in 1899, after the discovery of underground coal deposits. A mine was sunk and a relatively large town developed within months. The town, originally known as North Campus, incorporated as the Village . . . Map (db m47311) HM
4Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Dwight, IllinoisWelcome to Route 66 Illinois
(front:) Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . Map (db m158308) HM
5Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Full Service on Rte 66A Friendly Refuge in Dwight
The Ambler-Becker Texaco Station operated longer than any service station on Route 66. It was run by local families for 66 years, from 1933-1999. Flats were fixed, breakdowns towed, and at times, the spirits of weary travelers restored. . . . Map (db m158375) HM
6Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Mom and Pop MotelsThe Paulsen-Strufe Motel
During the heyday of Route 66 from the 1930s to the 50s, there were no motel chains. Instead, local families operated small campgrounds, cabins, and motor courts. The Paulsen-Strufe Motel, built in 1935, was more than just a place to stay; it . . . Map (db m158384) HM
7Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Pioneer Gothic ChurchWelcome to Dwight
The Pioneer Gothic Church was built in 1857. The Architecture is called Carpenter Gothic Architecture. One of Dwight's founders Richard P. Morgan, Jr. donated the land for the church. The Historical Society raised $29,000 to completely renovate the . . . Map (db m158331) HM
8Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Shifting RoadwaysChanges Driven by the Auto
Lions Lake is a testament to the changing face of Route 66. Dwight started as a farming community on the Chicago & Alton Railroad. When automobiles began replacing horses, people demanded better roads. Borrow pits, like Lions Lake, supplied the . . . Map (db m158382) HM
9Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — War Memorial
(center:) In Honor and Memory of those from the Dwight Area who died while serving their country. (left:) Albert Tunberg - Army - WWI Harald Christopher - Navy - WWII Marion Asa - Navy - WWII Thomas Wiemken . . . Map (db m158334) WM
10Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Welcome to Dwight
The Citizens of Dwight would like to invite you to visit not only the four Historic Landmarks pictured above, but to view the many other historic sites nestled within our village. The Pioneer Gothic Church was built in 1857 and is presently used as . . . Map (db m158336) HM
 
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Apr. 10, 2021