Monday, January 28, 2013

Yet Another Illinois Lincoln Highway Mural

From the March 1, 2012, Northwest Indianan "Sauk Village erects historical mural" by David P. Funk.

They are celebrating the old Lincoln Highway at Fairway Foods, at the corner of Sauk Trail and Torrance Avenue.  This mural, along with the others, was created and installed by Jay Allen and Joe Marshall of Shaw Craft Signs and depicts a cow crossing the Kavelaye Bridge, built in the early 20th century.

It is one of 36 planned along the Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway in Illinois.  All are sponsored by the Lincoln Highway Coalition.  This is #24 and four more are planned for 2012.

A complete list can be found at www.drive/lincolnhighway.com.

Each mural has an estimated price of $10,000 and are funded through the National Scenic Highway Grant from the federal Highway Administration and the Illinois Office of Tourism.

The formal dedication was at 1 PM on March 12 with a reception following at the Village Hall.

Bringing the Road to the People.  --RoadDog

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