Home Page About Us Contribute
LuckyBug LifeStyle
















STARTS LINCOLN HIGHWAY

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Topics:  Lincoln Highway

STARTS LINCOLN HIGHWAY

The New York Times
April 16, 1914


Gov. Dunne Wields Spade—Illinois "Good Roads Day."

CHICAGO, April 15.—Gov. Dunne, members of the Illinois Legislature, Judges, bankers, business men, school children, and scores of others began to-day the work of building the Lincoln Highway across Northern Illinois, from the Mississippi River to the Indiana State line.

Every one of the persons who wielded a pick or shovel will receive a check for 1 cent and a card signed by Samuel Gompers signifying that he is an honorary member of the American Federation of Labor.

Under the terms of a proclamation issued several weeks ago by Gov. Dunne this was "Good Roads Day" in Illinois.  The celebration marked the beginning of road construction in Illinois with State aid.  Hundreds of towns and villages of the State participated by holding stone hauling and road dragging contests.

Gov. Dunne donned overalls at Mooseheart, near Aurora, and began officially the work of the Illinois stretch of the Lincoln Highway by turning the first spade of gravel.



Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute




By accessing the The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the terms and conditions on our Legal Information:  Disclaimers & Privacy Policy page.

To notify The Crittenden Automotive Library of errors, suggest topics, contribute information, make a comment on a page or to ask a question e-mail us.