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Historic Route 66 Aerial Photos -- Will County

The first systematic collection of photographs of the ground, taken by cameras in airplanes at a 20,000 foot altitude, was initiated by the U.S. Agricultural Adjustment Administration in New Deal efforts to precisely measure agricultural land. Today, these aerial photographs may be used to visualize any long gone feature that was on the landscape in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Included in the State Library's collection of aerial photography are photographs that show Route 66 as it existed in twelve Illinois counties between 1937 and 1941. Illinois Historical Aerial Photography (ILHAP) is accessible online through the Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse.

The aerial photographs that show Route 66 as it existed in 1939 in Will County are listed below. The list consists of the Flight Line (FL) and exposure (e.g., BXK 3-7) numbers necessary to identify photographs in the county indexes on the ILHAP website.

Historic Route 66 Aerial Photos -- Will County 1939

FL = Flight Line

FL 1
FL 2
FL 3
FL 4
FL 5
BXK 3-7
BXK 3-29
BXK 2-8
BXK 3-69
BXK 3-108
BXK 3-6
BXK 3-30
BXK 2-9
BXK 3-70
BXK 3-107
BXK 3-5
BXK 3-31
BXK 2-10
BXK 3-71
BXK 3-106
BXK 3-4
BXK 3-32
BXK 2-11
BXK 3-72
BXK 3-33
BXK 3-46
BXK 3-73
BXK 3-34
BXK 3-45
BXK 3-74
BXK 3-35
BXK 3-44
BXK 3-76
BXK 3-43
BXK 3-77
BXK 3-42

FL 6
FL 7
FL 8
FL 9
FL 10
BXK 3-117
BXK 2-52
BXK 2-123
BXK 2-132
BXK 2-75
BXK 3-118
BXK 2-51
BXK 2-122
BXK 2-133
BXK 2-76
BXK 2-195
BXK 2-46
BXK 2-117
BXK 2-134
BXK 2-77
BXK 2-194
BXK 2-45
BXK 2-116
BXK 2-139
BXK 2-83
BXK 2-193
BXK 2-44
BXK 2-115
BXK 2-140
BXK 2-84

FL 11
FL 12
FL 13
FL 14
FL 15
BXK 3-161
BXK 2-66
BXK 1-46
BXK 1-36
BXK 1-173
BXK 3-160
BXK 2-65
BXK 1-47
BXK 1-35
BXK 1-172
BXK 3-159
BXK 2-64
BXK 1-48
BXK 1-34
BXK 1-171
BXK 1-120
BXK 2-62
BXK 1-50
BXK 1-32
BXK 1-170
BXK 1-119
BXK 2-61
BXK 1-51
BXK 1-31
BXK 1-169
BXK 1-118
BXK 2-60
BXK 1-52
BXK 1-30
BXK 1-117
BXK 2-59

FL 16
FL 17
FL 18
BXK 4-103
BXK 3-62
BXK 1-19
BXK 4-102
BXK 3-61
BXK 1-18
BXK 4-101
BXK 3-60
BXK 4-100
BXK 3-59