Bloody 66 and Insurance
Accidents on Bloody 66
Patrolman Chester Henry investigates a 1959 accident on Route 9 east of Bloomington. From 1957 to his retirement in 1984, Route 66 was a part of his daily life.
"I would pull just about anyone over to issue a ticket, including TV and country music celebrities, as well as politicians headed to and from the Statehouse in Springfield"
Lieutenant Chester Henry
Chester Henry set a record one year for most tickets written. Wary motorists slowed down when they came through his Route 66 patrol area between Dwight and Atlanta. he was inducted into the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame in 1993.
State Farm Insurance: Sharing Risks
A small rural mutual insurance company began here in 1922. Its founder, George Mecherle, believed that since farmers drove less and had fewer losses than city drivers, they should pay less for insurance. With a reputation for low rates and fair payments on claims, State Farm quickly grew into the largest auto insurer in America.
|Series||This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series|
|Placed By||Illinois Route 66|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 331004 N 4482984|
|Decimal Degrees||40.48036667, -88.99378333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 28.822', W 88° 59.627'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 28' 49.32" N, 88° 59' 37.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-298 N Main St, Bloomington IL 61701, US|
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