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Take a Tour of Historic Illinois Route 66 on June 19

May 22, 2019
Enjoy a trip into history with a tour of historic Illinois Route 66 and the Carlinville Sears Houses from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
 
Cost is $87.
 
Tourists will ride along remaining stretches of Route 66 between the Illinois towns of Staunton and Litchfield. Thousands of people visit Route 66 each year, taking in the sites of the storied American heartland along “The Mother Road.”
 
Included in the tour will be a stop at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch to see Rich’s collection of Route 66 artifacts. Real rabbits and Volkswagen Rabbits can be viewed.
 
Next will be a stop at Country Classic Cars along Interstate 55, home to hundreds of early model vehicles that are for sale to the public. Some date to the 1910s.
 
Nearby is the Mother Jones Monument in Mount Olive, where tourists will learn about Mother Jones’ efforts on behalf of the miners at the turn of the 20th Century.
 
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the ladies of the Carlinville United Methodist Church. Lunch will consist of chicken parmesan, potatoes, salad, a vegetable, rolls, a beverage and a selection of cakes and pies.
 
Also in Carlinville, visitors will tour one of the largest Sears-Roebuck houses in the country. Visitors may be treated to a visit to the inside of one of the homes.
 
Finish the tour viewing the Lady of the Highways Shrine off Interstate 55 in Raymond, Ill.
 
All tours depart from the Cultural Arts Centre, in the west parking lot of City Hall at One St. Peters Center Blvd. Tours are guided by Linda Koenig.
 
To register for a tour or for more information, visit www.stpetersmo.net or call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.