Tour Locations | Interstate 55: St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL
LOCATION 17 | Interstate 55: St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL
And here we are…the Illinois prairie!!! And for the rest of our tour, the land will be flat as far as the eye can see! Well, not really, but when we do pass a hill that was not created by erosion from a nearby river or creek, the hill will be identified.
The first city to welcome us to the prairie is Troy, Illinois, located to our right. Troy was named after a city in New York, not after the famed city in ancient Greece, although the city of Troy in New York was named after the famed city in Greece.
Troy, Illinois was the first (or last) stagecoach stop for travelers going to and from St. Louis. That traveling theme persists today, evident by the hotels, gas stations, and trucking businesses sandwiching us here on the Interstate.