Lincoln Highway Mural - Franklin Grove

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the promotion of the route.

 

Address: 119 North Elm Street, Franklin Grove, IL  

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the promotion of the route.  Address: 119 North Elm Street, Franklin Grove, IL  

"Promoting the Lincoln Highway"

"Henry C. Ostermann. the first Lincoln Highway Assoc. Field Secretary, was an avid promoter of the new Lincoln Highway.  He was a veteran of 121 transcontinental highway trips, meeting with Association Consuls in each state and the most notable, as a guide for the 1919 military convoy with Lt. Colonel Dwight Eisenhower.  Ostermann is credited with launching the grassroots fundraising for the Lincoln Highway.  One such event took place on Feb. 14, 1914, when Ostermann sold the very first Lincoln Highway pins to a gathering at the Lincoln Highway Booster Days in Franklin Grove's historic H.I. Lincoln Building."

EJ Rodriquez

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