transcription / facsimile of newspaper automobile road guide
MOTORDOM - conducted by Sheppard Butler TRIBUNE TOURS -- 1919 -- ROUTE 28 - A NEW ROUTE TO ELGIN MOTORISTS bound for Elgin [a destination or particular interest this week, because of the races] may now have the novel experience of following a route which is paved nearly Mileage two- thirds of the way. This becomes 0.0 Michigan and Jackson 32.6 SCHUMBURG, four possible through the opening of boulevards: go north in corners with stores; keep a new stretch of concrete on Michigan and follow the main ahead. 34.8 End of road; the Higgins road, which carries automobile thoroughfare turn right and take first the pavement of that thoughfare through Lincoln Park and out left hand road, at school to a point about twenty-eight Sheridan Road 6.0 Lawrence (54.9) 39.4 End of road; miles from the loop avenue, turn left. 12.4 turn right and follow direct Milwaukee avenue; keep ahead, road, which becomes Chicago presently bearing right with street, into our tracks, still on Lawrence avenue. Leaving the Higgins road at the 13.2 End of road; turn right 43.7 Elgin, Chicago street end of the pavement, one makes and immediately left onto and Grove avenues. For the the rest of the run into Elgin Gunnison street. 23.2 races keep ahead across Fox over country roads, which are Ridgeland (Sixty-fourth) River and railroad, turning mostly stone or gravel, and avenue; turn right. 26.4 Four immediately right in State which are fully as good those corners; turn left onto street one block and then over which the who journey must Higgins road. Keep ahead on left (west) in Highland be made if one takes the old Higgins road pavement through avenue 43.5 At fork, bear Elgin road through Addison and ELK GROVE (23.3) 27.9 End of left for grandstand and south Bloomingdale or follow the permanent pavement: turn left leg, of course, and right (or alternate route through Itasca and take first right hand road north leg,) parking spaces and Roselle. The new route is ( 26.6) 29.4 End of road; ------- *Millage 12.4 to 14.4 about five miles longer than turn right and take first left in a detour to avoid a bad the older ones, but this is hand road (20.7) stretch of Higgins road with the city limits. When the city paves its part of Higgins road one may turn right in Milwaukee avenue and immediately bear left onto Higgins road. more than offset by the greater speed possible on the fine Higgins road concrete. Incidentally, it leads onto one of Cook country's most beautiful forest preserves, between Elk Grove and Schaumburg. The itinerary is logged in detail herewith: and indicated by the heavy lines on the map. The lighter lines indicate the older routes. These are direct roads and are easily followed without detailed directions. Irving Park boulevard leads directly into the Itasca-Roselle route, which is in excellent condition this summer, for the most part, and the Addison Bloomingdale route is merely a continuation of Lake street. Traffic on the latter has been so heavy that it probably is the least desirable way to go to Elgin, but it presents no real touring difficulties.