Friday, May 10, 2013

Lincoln Highway Murals Popping Up Like Flowers Here in Illinois-- Part 2

From the April 3, 2013, Ashton (Il) Gazette "Lincoln Highway mural installed in Franklin Grove" by Bob Logan.

March 28th the mural was unveiled on the north side of the Rooney Building, the second oldest structure in downtown Franklin Grove.  It was built in 1868.  It depicts the H.I. Lincoln building, the oldest one, built in 1866, which also serves as the home of the Lincoln Highway Association headquarters.

It memorializes the February 14, 1914, meeting of Lincoln Highway boosters in the upstairs hall of the building.  The first Lincoln Highway pins were sold here to help fund the road's construction.

It's a Lincoln Thing, You Know.  --RoadDog

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