Electric Route 66 Dashcam: Springfield, IL

Happy New Year, everyone! I took a little break in December for the holidays; I hope everyone had a good December and that your new year is going well so far.

To get back into the swing of things, I have posted a pretty short dashcam video this time. It comes from our road trip to Illinois in October 2022. We had a great first half of the trip, but the second half was cut short by covid, so I didn't get as many dashcam videos as I had wanted, but I will still be sharing quite a few this year. To begin 2023, this dashcam comes from Springfield, Illinois. Our good friend and fellow roadie Penny was guest driver this time. She showed us around a number of Route 66 alignments in Springfield, which has a lot of Route 66 to offer.
The Cozy Dog Drive In is one of the many Route 66 attractions in Springfield, IL

The dashcam footage I've uploaded this time is a section of Old Chatham Road, inside Lick Creek Wildlife Preserve. The old road has a dead end in this area, with a 1919 bridge that is still present for hiking but can no longer be driven. If you're ever in Springfield it's a great place to check out! In the video we drive north from the dead end to Woodside Road. This portion was the original path of Route 66, from 1926 to 1930. It's not very far but it gives you an idea of what the Route in this area might have looked like back in the 1920s, with a narrow roadway and lots of tree cover. I have embedded the video below, or you can use this link to YouTube. Enjoy!


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