Rt. 66; Almost to Normal/Bloomington IL
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I left Chenoa last week walking SW to Norma, IL. The Graham and Bennion Elevator, better known as the Ballard Grain Elevator, was located in what used to be Ballard, 4 miles south of Chenoa on the southeast side of the old road. It was demolished on Jan 20th, 2006. The structure was 80 foot tall.
Continuing my walk I enter Towanda, IL. Here there is an interesting tidbit about a location called Dead Man's Curve.
A dangerous curve on Route 66 that got a nickname that stuck. The main problem was inappropriate speed of drivers that misjudged the sharpness of the curve and the limited width (18 feet) for 2-way traffic.
This is pretty close to my stopping off point for this week, so I'll end here. For the week I walked another 18.8 miles for a total of 123.5