Lincoln Highway Mural - New Lenox

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on June 7th, 2012, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights trolley car transportation between cities and how the automobile changed commuting.

 

Address: 125 West Maple Street, New Lenox IL  

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on June 7th, 2012, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights trolley car transportation between cities and how the automobile changed commuting.    Address: 125 West Maple Street, New Lenox IL  

"Trolley cars were the first means of motorized public transportation within the city limits as well as going to areas inaccessible by railroad.  The trolley line that served New Lenox ran between Chicago Heights and Joliet.  Although the trolley was dependable, it was not often fast.  With the development of the paved Lincoln Highway came a new form of independence for motorist and increased automobile traffic.  The popularity of traveling by car became a way of life, passing up the need to depend on trolley schedules and routes.  The trolley system soon gave was to the automobile."

EJ Rodriquez

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