Lincoln Highway Mural - University Park

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, this Lincoln Highway mural, by artist Jay Allen, highlights the first women to travel solo coast-to-coast on the Lincoln Highway.

 

Address: 508 Farmview Road, University Park IL 60466  

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, this Lincoln Highway mural, by artist Jay Allen, highlights the first women to travel solo coast-to-coast on the Lincoln Highway.  Address: 508 Farmview Road, University Park IL 60466  

"In 1916, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren set out to prove women could ride motorcycles across the country to serve as military dispatch riders.  Even though their attempt was futile, they became the first women to make a solo coast-to-coast trek on the Lincoln Highway - traveling from New York to California.  These courageous women came across obstacles like being arrested in the Chicago area for wearing men's clothing, but still completed their trip in about two months."

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