News: Owen – New Paved Road
---------Source: Sauk Centre Herald, Sauk Centre, Wis. (7 Nov 1929)
The first all paved Minnesota to Chicago highway became a reality last week when the new pavement between Owen, Wisconsin and Abbotsford, Wisconsin was opened to traffic. This was the last gap to be paved in the so-called northern route.
The pavement follows U.S. No. 12 from the Twin Cities to Eau Claire, then goes via Chippewa Falls, Abbotsford, Marshfield, Fremont, Oshkosh and Milwaukee. The distance from the Twin Cities is about 490 miles.
The new road is not merely a Sauk Centre to Chicago highway, but it provides an all paved route from a number of point in central, southern and norther Minnesota through Chicago, all the way to the Atlantic Coast.
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