Ben's 2017 Route 66 Adventure

Day 4
Friday, May 5

Still Springfield IL

187 miles yesterday

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Cool mural on the way to the Lincoln Home

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The Abraham Lincoln Home
1st National Park or Historic Site of my trip.

(Click image for the tour)

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The old State Capitol

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Giant #3

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Auburn IL

A segment of old Rt 66 is brick here. It was actually smoother than many of the conventional surfaces!

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Virden IL

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Nilwood IL

This looks like a bar, but it is actually a motorcycle clubhouse. Right at a turn of 1926-30 Route 66.

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Classic earliest version of Rt 66 (1926-1930)

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Turkey tracks are immortalized in the concrete along this section.

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Carlinville IL

Roadside metal art

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Town center

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Macoupin County Courthouse

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Hamel IL

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Edwardsville IL

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The first glimpse of the St. Louis Gateway Arch! 12 miles away as the crow flies.

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Abandoned drive In theater on the Chain of Rocks Rd.

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The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Madison IL to St Louis MO 

(Click image to follow my walk across the Mississippi)

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Yes, I walked into the 6th State for the trip, 1 mile each way across the Mississippi!

Day 4 ends @ Super 8 in Troy IL.

160 miles for the day

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