Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A New Lincoln Highway Mural in Mokena, Illinois

From the Jan. 29, 2013, Mokena (Il) Patch.

This Saturday, February 2nd, the newest Illinois Lincoln Highway mural will be unveiled at 11104 Front Street at 11 AM.  This will be the 30th or 35 planned murals.  When complete, the series will be one of the longest public art works in the country.

This mural has a tractor in front of the Cooper & Hostert Garage, which was owned by brothers-in-law Barney Hostert and Elmer Cooper.  They not only pumped gas and repaired cars, but they were one of the earliest Ford Motor Company dealerships.  Henry Ford personally signed the dealership contract.

They opened for business in 1916 and continued until the 1970s.

This is the eighth mural in the Chicago Southland.

An Admirable Project.  --RoadDog

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