SPRINGFIELD. 55. Route. 377
$2-4; Fey, $2y2-3i/2; The Grant, $2-3), a busy industrial city with (19C0)
56,100 inhab., is celebrated for its whiskey and has many substantial
buildings. The value of its industrial products in 1900 was $48,8U,596.
It is also connected by through-trains with Kansas City and St. Louis.
124 M. Normal, with large nurseries, the State Normal College,
and a Soldiers' Orphan Home. — 12672 M. Bloomington (825 ft.;
The Hills, from $2; The Illinois, Folsom, $272), a busy manu¬
facturing town of 23,286 inhab. and an important railway-centre.
185 M. Springfield (630ft.; Leland Ho., $ 3; St. Nicholas, $2),
the capital of Illinois, is a well-built and tree-shaded city of 34,159
inhab. ('Flower City'), the trade and industry of which are pro¬
moted by the rich coal-mines whose smoke is visible all round.
The State Capitol is a large building, with a dome. The State Arsenal
and the extensive manufactory of the Illinois Watch Co. repay a visit.
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 2 M. to the N., contains the grave of Abraham
Lincoln (1809-65), marked by a handsome monument, erected in
1874 at a cost of $ 200,000 (40,0001.). The house he occupied when
elected President in 1861 is in Eighth St., four blocks from the
Court House. It now belongs to the State and is open to the public,
but its contents do not date from Lincoln's occupancy. — 211 M.
Girard; 252 M. Godfrey. — 25772 M. Alton (470 ft.; Madison,
$272)j al1 industrial city of 14,210 inhab., lies on high ground
on the E. bank of the Mississippi, 3 M. above the mouth of the
Missouri. In 1897 a monument was erected here to Elijah P. Lovejoy
(1802-37), the anti-slavery martyr. — The train descends along the
Mississippi and at (281 M.) East St. Louis crosses it by a fine
bridge (p. 393).
284 M. St. Louis, see R. 60.
c. Via Wabash Railroad.
286 M. Railway in S-10 hrs. (fares as above).
Chicago (Dearborn Station), see p. 346. The course of this line
is very similar to those above described and offers few features of
great interest. Most of the stations named below are points of junc¬
tion with other lines. — 34 M. Steele; 35 M. Brisbane; 60 M.
Essex; 67 M. Reddick. From (93 M.) Forrest branch-lines run to
(17 M.) Pontiac and (37 M.) Streator and to (65 M.) Peoria (p. 377).
113 M. Gibson; 124 M. Howard; 132 M. Mansfield; 140 M. Lodge;
146 M. Monticello. At (153 M.) Bement we cross the Wabash line
from Detroit to Kansas City. — 173 M. Decatur (St. Nicholas, $2-3).
a busy railway-centre (comp. p. 376) with 20,754 inhab., produced
goods to the value of nearly $ 6,000,000 in 1900. — 202 M. Taylor -
ville(4248inhab.); 234M. Litchfield; 248M. Staunton (2786inhab.);
265 M. Edwardsville Junction, for (2 M.) Edwardsville (4157 inhab.);
278M. Granite City; 283 M. East St. Louis.
286 M. St. Louis, see R. 60.