Lincoln Highway Mural - Oregon
Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on March 23rd, 2010, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights side trips off of the Lincoln Highway. Places like Oregon, Illinois to see Lorado Taft's "Eternal Indian" aka "Blackhawk Statue".
Address: 103 West Washington Street, Oregon IL
"Sightseeing Along the Lincoln Highway Corridor"
"The official road guide of the Lincoln Highway, 1924 edition, stated 'Delightful side trips can be made. . . up the beautiful Rock River.' One reason for taking the trip to Oregon was to see the colossal statue of Blackhawk – standing 48 feet tall on the bluffs over the Rock River. Dedicated in 1911, it was created by Lorado Taft and is the second largest cement statue in the world. The statue was Taft's gift to the people of Illinois, with financial help from Frank Lowden, after whom Lowden State Park is named."