Blount will discuss how boosters depicted it as an “avenue of travel between the winter playgrounds of Florida and the summer resorts of Michigan.” Others called it, “a great highway from Michigan to Florida.” Long distance drivers now prefer other highways, but the name survives in Middletown, Hamilton, Fairfield and other communities.
No registration required. For details, call 894-7158. The Hamilton Lane Library is located at 300 N. Third St.
For more information about this and other programs at the Lane Libraries, please call
894-6557 or visit the Lane website at www.lanepl.org.Photo: Dixie Highway looking south, 1919. Cummins Collection, Lane Library.