The average home had no air conditioning a century ago, so to cool off Madison County residents escaped to a number of area resorts that offered mineral baths, swimming, or just a day in the country.
Nationally recognized authority on Route 66, author Cheryl Eichar Jett, shared stories of America’s Mother Road in Madison County communities.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 422
Edwardsville IL 62025