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Historic Route 66 Aerial Photos -- Macoupin 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 1937 in Macoupin County are listed below, as well as the 1926-1930 alignment. The list consists of the Flight Line (FL) and exposure (e.g., CK 4-39) numbers necessary to identify photographs in the county indexes on the ILHAP website.

Historic Route 66 Aerial Photos -- Macoupin County 1937

FL = Flight Line

FL 13
FL 12
FL 11
CK 4-39
CK 1-105
CK 1-43
CK 4-40
CK 1-106
CK 1-42
CK 4-41
CK 1-107
CK 1-41
CK 4-42
CK 1-108
CK 1-40
CK 4-43
CK 1-109
CK 1-39
CK 4-44
CK 1-110
CK 4-45

Historic Route 66 Aerial Photos -- Macoupin County 1926-1930 Alignment

FL = Flight Line

FL 11
FL 10
FL 9
FL 8
CK 1-74
CK 1-10
CK 4-81
CK 5-7
CK 1-73
CK 1-19
CK 4-80
CK 5-8
CK 1-72
CK1-20
CK 4-79
CK 5-9
CK 1-71
CK 1-21
CK 4-78
CK 5-10
CK 1-70
CK 1-22
CK 4-77
CK 5-11
CK 1-69
CK 1-23
CK 4-73
CK5-12
CK 1-68
CK 1-24
CK 4-72
CK 5-13
CK 1-67
CK 1-25
CK 4-71
CK 5-14
CK 1-66
CK 1-26
CK 4-70
CK 1-65
CK 1-27
CK 1-28
CK 1-29
CK 1-30
CK 1-31
CK 1-32
CK 1-33
CK 1-34
CK 1-35
CK 1-36