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Rauch’s Mill

Rauch’s Mill was on Sugar Creek west of Thayer and south of modern-day Foster Road. The operation was one of the earliest mills on Sugar Creek and also was the farthest upstream. On Dec. 9, 1829, Jacob Rauch petitioned the … Continue reading

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Route 66

Historic U.S. Route 66, which ran from Chicago to California beginning in the 1920s, went through Sangamon County. Traveling north to south, Route 66 entered the county near Williamsville and traveled through Sherman to Springfield. The highway then took two … Continue reading

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