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During what might be called the golden days of Route 66 there was a tunnel which ran underneath Route 66 at this very spot, directly between the school and this church.
As the American landscape changed most of these enormous men were eventually retired.
But here in Wilmington, the large green man holds on.
Continuing on IL 53 to Braidwood, the next photo opportunity is the Polka Dot Drive-In at 222 N. in Odell, there is a restored Depression-era gas station, which happens to be very cool.
Front St with its Elvis, Marilyn, James Dean and Betty Boop statues. It was built in 1932 and served travelers on Route 66 until the 1960s.
Then it became a body shop - until that eventually closed its doors in 1975.