Lincoln Highway Mural - Joliet

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on February 19th, 2012, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights auto camping at places like Pilcher Park along the Lincoln Highway.

 

Address: 753 Ruby St, Joliet, IL 60435  

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on February 19th, 2012, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights auto camping at places like Pilcher Park along the Lincoln Highway.

"Auto camping became the rage in the 1920's as families experienced the independence and excitement of traveling.  In 1923 an estimated 9,000 people stopped at the tourist camp pictured here in Pilcher Park.  Conveniently located near Lincoln Highway, campers rigged their tents and cooked over open fires along scenic banks of Hickory Creek.  Most stayed just a day or two and set off to see and explore new places."

EJ Rodriquez

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