Lincoln Highway Mural - Ashton
Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on April, 13th, 2011, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights celebrations on the Lincoln Highway like Ashton's Pavement Jubilee.
Address: 810 Main Street, Ashton, IL
"Celebrations along the Lincoln Highway"
"Ashton's Pavement Jubilee was a momentous occasion to celebrate the recently paved Lincoln Highway and the town's new electric streetlights. The two day event drew 10,000 people from many neighboring towns. Ashton was proudly adorned for the celebration, including two illuminated arches erected over the business district which were beautifully trimmed in autumn leaves and plumes. Crowds enjoyed parades complete with decorated autos, floats. confetti and serpentine paper. Other festivities included auto races, ball games, athletic contest, band concerts, and dancing in the street."