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Moments in Time: Early Roads of the North Shore

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As you travel along highway 61 today, it’s hard to imagine that just over 150 years ago, the only thing connecting Cook County with lower sections of the North Shore was a long, intricate system of trails and footpaths. There was no highway, no roads, and almost no way to travel during the winter months except by dogsled. In this edition of Moments in Time, regional historian Todd Lindahl explains these early road and trail systems of the North Shore and how they developed into what we have today.

Photo courtesy of Tom Schleicher via Flickr.