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Franklin Grove Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

Franklin Grove, IL - Lee County
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  • 119 North Elm Street
  • Franklin Grove, IL, 61031
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The mural vividly pays homage to The Lincoln Highway Association’s first Field Secretary, Henry C. Ostermann. He traveled the highway coast-to-coast, at least twice a year meeting with Association consuls in support of the highway. Depicted on the mural in full color and detail is an image of a Lincoln Highway pin. As an avid promoter of the Lincoln Highway, nearly 100 years ago Ostermann sold the very first pins in support of the new road to a gathering in Franklin Grove’s historic H.I. Lincoln Building. The H. I. Lincoln Building is also painted into the mural and still stands today as the Lincoln Highway Association’s National Headquarters.

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