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Southland communities mark Dixie Highway’s 100th birthday

Photo is courtesy of the Blue Island Historical Society

Photo is courtesy of the Blue Island Historical Society

The Dixie Highway — known in some parts as Route 1, Western Avenue, and Chicago Road — is a 5,786 mile stretch of paved roads connecting the upper Midwest to Southern Florida.

Divided into two branches, the Western route begins in Chicago and careens 136 miles south until it turns east in Danville and crosses over into Indiana. From there, it moves south until Indiana’s cornfields give way to Kentucky’s hills…Please click here to read Angela Denk’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

Driving the Dixie 100th Birthday Event Saturday, June 20th (Registration begins at 8:30AM) Parking lot kitty-corner to Moraine Valley Community College Education Center 12940 Western Avenue, Blue Island (708) 798-9535 Click here for event details.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle captured photos of the event. Click here to see.

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