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Rt. 66; South of Pontiac, IL

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Covered almost 21 miles this week on Rt. 66 and find the walk to be more interesting as I go along. So far I've traveled a little over 100 miles and am in some real farm country now. Lots of corn fields. It's pretty neat to look at pictures on Google Earth and read the history as you travel through the towns. I will post tidbits of history that seem note worthy. Some items of note in Pontiac, IL: An old bridge was preserved by the Illinois Route 66 Association. The bridge features an old painted sign designating it as part of IL-4 as well. Site: The old police headquarters, built in 1941, was located just south of Pontiac. The remarkable thing about the building is it's shape: a pistol. How appropriate is that!
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    Great info. Loved the pistol shaped police headquarters. Might try to find a picture of it later today. I'm off to move a whole flower bed from my back fence so I can pull out the fence so the tree guy can get in with his big truck on Wednesday and cut down 5 old scary trees before they fall down! Keep walking.
    1780 days ago
    thanks for sharing
    1780 days ago
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