Lincoln Highway Mural - Morrison

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on July 21st, 2011, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the routes ability to be able to visit neighboring towns on the new road. 

Address: 208 East Main Street, Morrison IL

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on July 21st, 2011, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the routes ability to be able to visit neighboring towns on the new road.  Address: 208 East Main Street, Morrison IL

"The recently paved Lincoln Highway provided motorists greater ability to visit neighboring towns for special events.  Never was this more evident in Morrison than during the 1921 Whiteside County Fair.  Posters advertising the 51st Annual Fair boasted, "Special Parking for Your Automobile." attracting a record-breaking crowd.  Newspapers reported, "Over 4,000 autos were parked on the grounds during the day...and success of the fair was attributed in part to ....auto processions on the Lincoln Highway and efficient management of all the automobiles."

EJ Rodriquez

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