Roadside History of Illinois (Paperback)

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Did you know that Chicago was named for a wild onion? Or that the only president born in Illinois was Ronald Reagan? Or that the Ferris Wheel, processed cheese, the game of softball, the fly swatter, and the automatic dishwasher were all invented by Illinoisans? You�ll find these stories and hundreds more in, an entertaining and revealing tour of the Prairie State�s historical places.
Native Illinoisan Stan Banash describes the state�s diverse history as he guides readers along its highways and byways, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own (the Old Cumberland Road, the Trail of Tears, the Lincoln Highway, and U.S. Route 66, for examples). The engaging text is enhanced with 120 historical and modern photos, along with a map for each region. Old-timers, newcomers, and visitors alike will love this info-packed history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780878425990
ISBN-10: 0878425993
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 15th, 2013
Pages: 475
Language: English