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Sunday driving tour connects Reagan, Lowell Park lore

Dixon Park District organizes afternoon program featuring six park enthusiasts as historical interpreters

The diving float is a permanent fixture outside the Reagan Bathhouse at Lowell Park near Dixon. The float, as seen on Wednesday, was anchored in the Rock River and swimmers leaped from it into the water during the summers when Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard. It is one of the sites that will be part of a driving tour on Sunday organized by the Dixon Park District.
A map of Lowell Park that was part of the application to United States Department of Interior and the National Park Service in 2002 to get on the National Register of Historic Places.


Lowell Shelter, a limestone structure situated atop the Overlook  is seen Wednesday at Lowell Park. The shelter is accessible via Hairpin Road within Lowell Forest and is one of the six place that will be part of a driving tour Sunday highlighting the park's historic sites.
Troy Taylor

Troy E. Taylor

Was named editor for and the Gazette and Telegraph in 2021. An Illinois native, he has been a reporter or editor in daily newspapers since 1989.