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Ride-Along 2006 Series in Chicago Tribune


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The Chicago Tribune has been running a series of articles this week on a subject near and dear to our hearts, the roadtrip. I find that this paper is really a great source of old road-related articles.


Topics are:


Monday- Guilt-free roadtrip

Tuesday- On the road-The Station Wagon Trail

Wednesday- Postcards home-Wish You Were Here

Thursday- Along the Way

Friday- Looking Back


It is written by Tribune senior correspondent Charles LeRoux.


Tuesday's started off with the question "Have you ever slept in a teepee?" and discussed motels parks, tourist traps, and a lot about Route 66.


Wednesday's article was about postcards and had an emphasis on the world-renowned Curt Teich Postcard Archives here in Lake County, Illinois. The Curt Teich Company was a major player in postcards from 1898 until it closed in the 70s. They made it a habit to always keep 15 of every postcard they made. There are over 380,000 postcards, not counting duplicates.


You can view the series by going to www.chicagotribune.com and searching under Chris Leroux.


They are also requesting for readers to send in their memories of both past and present roadtrips to



Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway. --RoadDog

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