During intermission, hotdogs dance across the screen, luring moviegoers to the Sky View's concession stand.
Like most outdoor theaters, the Sky View always had a busy playground below the screen where the children played before the movie began. . . . — — Map (db m138390) HM
The Shifting Highway
In 1924, Pete Adam opened the first Ariston in Carlinville next to the original alignment of Route 66. When the highway was rerouted in 1929, Pete moved his cafe next to the new 66 in Litchfield (across the street from . . . — — Map (db m147474) HM
Dave Jackson, lifelong resident, and former editor of the Litchfield News Herald, wanted Litchfield to have a museum. Jackson had a large collection of Litchfield memorabilia which he hoped to share and preserve. He died in May of 2010 before his . . . — — Map (db m159654) HM
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, you can still "get . . . — — Map (db m144543) HM
In the late 1800's in Shelby County, Illinois, William W. McDaniel and his son John H. started the McDaniel & Son blacksmith and livery store. John began developing an idea to harness the abundant Illinois wind to improve farm production and rural . . . — — Map (db m159650) HM
Route 66, one of the original highways in the US Highway System, was established on November, 11, 1926. It became one of the most famous roads in the US, passing through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and . . . — — Map (db m159643) HM
The cornerstone of the American Radiator plant was laid on June 9, 1904. The plant occupied 28 acres on the southeast edge of town and produced cast iron radiators. During World War II, it converted to the manufacture of sand-molded magnesium . . . — — Map (db m147469) HM
Satisfying local patrons and international travelers since 1924, this landmark stop continues to attract diners who "remember where good food is served"
Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as . . . — — Map (db m138435) HM
The cornerstone for the Litchfield Community High School was laid in the fall of 1923. By the spring of the next year, the building was near completion and the class of 1924 held commencement exercises in the spacious new auditorium.
The . . . — — Map (db m147471) HM
Vic Suhling first leased this property from Charles and Maude Modlin. He built a new gas station and erected this Vic Suhling/Gas for Less sign. He later purchased this property from them in 1961. The business closed in 1968…. but not for long. It . . . — — Map (db m147386) HM