Thursday, September 1, 2016

Passing Through Earlville

Earlville, IL c.1900
On Tuesday, June 18, 1903, Wyman rode through Earlville on his way to Chicago.  He started the day in Clinton IA, crossing the Mississippi River then on to Dixon IL.   There, he was told to follow the Old Chicago Stage Road southeast to Earlville, where he stopped to take a break.  From Earlville, Wyman rode northeast to Aurora where he experienced a major mechanical problem requiring him to peddle to Naperville, stopping for the night at a “little store” at the crossroads.

We are pleased to announce the City of Earlville has joined the Project as the hosting authority for Wyman Waypoint 618.4 Earlville.  The City plans on mounting the Wyman Waypoint sign in the city green space at the end of Railroad Street.  The 618.4 Earlville Wyman Waypoint sign is sponsored by Big & Little Arlen Brunsvold and Ron Hurner.  Thank you!

If you would like to join the Project as a Sponsor, you can get more information on our "Friends of George" page.