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Plank Roads
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The original idea for wooden Plank Roads came from Russia to Canada in the 1830’s and became, for a short time, a popular method of road construction spreading, in the 1840’s, to the US. Some disappeared, others are now just trails, many became paved roads but in many cases the name stuck and you can still find signs to indicate that the road was once a "Plank Road"
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Image for Beaubien Tavern formerly on Ogden Ave., Lisle, ILview gallery

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Plank RoadsBeaubien Tavern formerly on Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL

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The Tavern was orginally located on the Southwestern Plank Rd., parts of which became Rt. 66, and finally today Ogden Ave., running from Chicago to Naperville and beyond.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: 5/11/2008

Image for Southwest Plank Road - Naperville, Illinoisview gallery

SS7.2 km

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Plank RoadsSouthwest Plank Road - Naperville, Illinois

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Plank Road in Naperville was part of the the Southwest Plank Road from Chicago to Naperville.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/17/2007

last visited: 6/23/2008

Image for Plank Road Meadow Boat Launchview gallery

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Plank RoadsPlank Road Meadow Boat Launch

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Public park and boat launch on the Des Plaines River, adjacent to Ogden Avenue (visible on left in picture; formerly Southwestern Plank Road) in Lyons, IL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/15/2008

last visited: never

Image for Plank Road Inn, Ogden Ave., Lyons, ILview gallery

EE24 km

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Plank RoadsPlank Road Inn, Ogden Ave., Lyons, IL

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Plank Road Inn open for business

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: never

Image for Old Plank Road  -  Joilet, ILview gallery

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Plank RoadsOld Plank Road - Joilet, IL

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This old plank road is over 150 years old ...but is now a 21 mile recreation trail. This site posts the 18.5 mile marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/13/2011

last visited: 6/12/2011

Image for Old Plank Road - Frankfort, ILview gallery

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Plank RoadsOld Plank Road - Frankfort, IL

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A precursor to the Lincoln Highway through this area. Now a beautiful bike trail through Frankfort, IL from about Park Forest west to New Lenox

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: 10/21/2011

Image for Janesville Plank Road - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

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Plank RoadsJanesville Plank Road - Milwaukee, WI

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Janesville Plank Road ran from Milwaukee to Janesville. This historical marker is on Forest Home Ave which follows the path of the plank road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 8/18/2007

Image for Watertown Plank Road - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

NN132 km

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Plank RoadsWatertown Plank Road - Milwaukee, WI

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The Watertown Plank Road ran 53 miles from Watertown to Milwaukee. State St in Milwaukee roughly follows the path of the road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/27/2007

last visited: 1/18/2014

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