Picture 16-1.

The interurban line from Champaign and Urbana approached Danville through the community of Vermilion Heights using Oakwood Avenue.  (A suburban line used the same tracks through Vermilion Heights to offer local service to that community.)  At the east end of Oakwood Ave., ITS tracks turned sharply southeast and eventually south, descending into the river valley at Ellsworth Park, while non-rail traffic turned to the northeast and crossed the river on a lovely high-level arched bridge known as the Mill Street Bridge.  The picture looks roughly southeast, from a birds-eye perspective. Woodbury Book Co.


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