Franklin Grove Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

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Franklin Grove Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

119 North Elm Street
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Lee County
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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.
As the designated Scenic Byway management agency overseeing the Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway, the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition (ILHC) continually seeks ways to recognize the significance of the highway and make the historic stories come to life for visitors.

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Address:
119 North Elm Street
City:
Franklin Grove
State:
IL
Zipcode:
61031
Phone:
866-455-4249
Published in: History and Heritage
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