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Sangamon County Historical Society

Route 66 - History of Transportation in Springfield from Horse and Buggy to High Speed Rail.

  • October 16, 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • Lincoln Library's Carnegie Room North

As transportation modes increased in speed and availability in central Illinois, Springfield and its environs changed dramatically. Commerce was the early driver that brought us flatboats, nearly a dozen railroads, city busses and airplane connections to global destinations. The Route 66 connection to cities far and wide provide residents with greater opportunities here and abroad.

Join us for this special Bicentennial presentation as we explore how transportation shaped our city and the communities around us.

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