Discover the historic Dixie Highway
June 15, 2019
Take a trip back in time to the dawn of the age of the automobile, before our country’s massive interstate highway system existed as we know it today. The Dixie Highway – stretching from the Great Lakes to Miami – was one of the country’s first efforts to improve automobile travel on a large scale. As it did in its heyday, the route links communities that are proud of their shared heritage, and we celebrate the history of this stretch of road with our annual rally – Drivin’ the Dixie.
Beginning in Momence, this leisurely drive winds its way north to Blue Island, stopping in several communities along the way for special activities and events. Upon registration, you’ll receive a packet of maps with specific instructions on the route, along with other points of interest and landmarks that you’ll pass along the way. You can also find your maps and other details digitally on this website.
At the end of your drive, a celebration with food, drinks, music, and a vintage base ball game will greet you on Blue Island’s Gas Works Grounds.
Upon completion, you’ll be directed to pay for your registration. Our early registration rate is $15, which increases to $20 if you wait until the day of the event to register. Early registration ends on Monday, June 11.
Or, CLICK HERE to print and mail your form and payment.
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