Illinois Lincoln HighwayPrior to the onset of paved roads like the Lincoln Highway public transportation in the form of an electric passenger railroad known as interurban enjoyed widespread popularity. These light rail lines were mainly electrified operating with technology somewhere between that of a streetcar line and a full-scale railroad, utilizing simply strung overhead wire, or on heavily trafficked high speed lines. Systems often ran on extensions of existing streetcar lines between connecting cities. By 1910, there was a very large network of small interurban lines especially in Chicago and suburban areas of the Lincoln Highway. Interurban carried commuters from the suburbs to city jobs as well as nearby weekend getaways.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series|
|Placed By||Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 399020 N 4606987|
|Decimal Degrees||41.60821667, -88.21188333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 36.493', W 88° 12.713'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 36' 29.58" N, 88° 12' 42.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||815, 630, 312|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000 IL-126, Plainfield IL 60544, US|
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