Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 13, 1951 -- Calumet Expressway Opens

December 13, 1951 – Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, Indiana Governor Henry Schricker and Cook County Board President William Erickson come together to dedicate the Calumet Expressway and its Tri-State Parkway extension, extending from U. S. Route 41 in Hammond to Doty Avenue and 130th Street in Chicago.  The new parkway allows motorists to bypass the industrial areas of northern Indiana and South Chicago connecting with a national toll road that will cross Indiana and Ohio and join the existing Pennsylvania turnpike. 

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