Byron Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

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Byron Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

504 Blackhawk Dr
Byron, IL 61010
Ogle County
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The Byron Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural depicts how with the development of Lincoln Highway as the first transcontinental highway, small automobile companies began sponsoring racers to set speed records in an effort to compete with General Motors and Ford. In 1916, Bobby Hammond completed the trip in 6 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. Within a couple of years, this record became 4 days and 14 hours. The most famous run was done by L.B. Miller who made the trip in 102 hours, 45 minutes in 1925.

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced a series of 40 Interpretive Murals that are installed along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. Each mural depicts the history, heritage and events of the highway and its impact on the communities.

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Address:
504 Blackhawk Dr
City:
Byron
State:
IL
Zipcode:
61010
Phone:
866-455-4249
Published in: History and Heritage
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