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Dixie Highway
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The Dixie Highway carried early auto tourists from the Midwestern US and Canada to Florida. When the US highway system was established, most of this system was absorbed into the nascent numbering system, some were not. Over time, much of it has been renamed, and the remaining named portions are like an incomplete puzzle. This category is an effort to fill in those missing pieces, connecting what time and progress have severed.
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Image for Start of Dixie Highway, West - Chicago, Illinoisview gallery

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Dixie HighwayStart of Dixie Highway, West - Chicago, Illinois

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The western section of the Dixie Highway began adjacent to Grant Park at the intersection of Michigan and Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2007

last visited: 8/18/2016

Image for Dixie Highway Historical Marker - Homewood, Illinoisview gallery

SESE48.6 km

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Dixie HighwayDixie Highway Historical Marker - Homewood, Illinois

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Historical marker in Homewood giving a brief history of the historic Dixie Highway which passes through eastern Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/22/2007

last visited: 11/24/2008

Image for Arche Memorial Fountain - Dixie Hwy West - Lincoln Hwy Crossing - Chicago Heights, Illinoisview gallery

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Dixie HighwayArche Memorial Fountain - Dixie Hwy West - Lincoln Hwy Crossing - Chicago Heights, Illinois

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Intersection of the west branch of the Dixie Highway and the Lincoln Highway often called "Crossroads of the Nation" is marked with an historic fountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/22/2007

last visited: 9/7/2009

Image for DH Sign - Chicago Heights, Illinoisview gallery

SESE55.4 km

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Dixie HighwayDH Sign - Chicago Heights, Illinois

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This is the first "DH" flagged sign that I have seen in the wild.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/22/2007

last visited: 4/24/2011

Image for Site of Gurdon Hubbard Trail & Dixie Highway markers - Crete, ILview gallery

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Dixie HighwaySite of Gurdon Hubbard Trail & Dixie Highway markers - Crete, IL

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Spotted these while taking the scenic route to U of Illinois in Champaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/12/2009

last visited: 9/18/2011

Image for Balmoral Park Race Track - Crete, ILview gallery

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Dixie HighwayBalmoral Park Race Track - Crete, IL

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Originally known as "Lincoln Fields," Balmoral Park has been racing horses since 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/4/2008

last visited: 9/11/2008

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Dixie HighwayDixie Highway memorial - Hoopeston, IL

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Memorial plaque on bolder along Illinois Rt. 1, the Dixie Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/18/2009

last visited: never

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