Chicago Heights

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Incorporated as a village in 1892, Chicago Heights became a city in 1901. ?Known as "The Crossroads of the Nation," Chicago heights is where the famous Lincoln and Dixie Highways meet. Here you will also see the 1916 Arche Fountain, the “Lincoln on the Road to Greatness”, sculpture and the statue of ‘Our Lady of the Wayside” at this well-know intersection.

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.