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Begin your Route 66 adventure here.

Begin your Route 66 adventure here.

Welcome to Illinois 66! Currently Adams Street at Michigan Avenue is marked as the starting point, Route 66 never officially departed from there. The start of Route 66 has moved a few times. First, Route 66 began on Jackson Blvd. at Michigan Ave. In 1933,…

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Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Roadtrip Timelapse / Drivelapse video from Brian DeFrees’ 12,225 mile cross country roadtrip around the USA from August 2011 – October 2011 compressed into 5 minutes.  During his trip, videographer Brian DeFrees summarized each day in photos using the iPhone apps “Picframe” and “Instagram”. When he…

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All in the name of "research"

All in the name of "research"

With a new project in the near future, I decided to hop in the car and test out the GPS and iPhone. OK – I wasn’t too busy this weekend and decided to take a roadtrip, trying to avoid the storms, revisit old sites, see…

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Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker c. 1934 333 North Merchant Street (shop is around the corner) Essex, ILJust six miles off Old Route 66 in Essex, Illinois, is the garage of Jack Barker, and his hundreds of welded sculptures.  This energetic and fun-loving 75-year old is one big…

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