LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
The Village of Lynwood, Illinois, sports the newest mural in the Illinois Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor’s series that spans the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor. Lynwood marks the eastern terminus to the Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway. The mural wasinstalled October 10, 2012, at 21490 East Lincoln Highway, on Lynwood’s Senior/Youth Center building.
ILHC works with artist Jay Allen (above, installing the mural), owner of ShawCraft Sign Company; every mural is a hand painted, unique work of art. Upon completion, the series will be one of the largest works of public art in the country. This mural depicts Carl G. Fisher, the “Father of the Lincoln Highway” and elements of his life that helped turn his dream of the first transcontinental highway into a reality.
For more information on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, places to see and things to do, stories of the highway’s significance and history, or to download an Illinois Lincoln Highway Visitor Guide, visit drivelincolnhighway.com. To see the mural larger, visit my Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/28162312417/.
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Lynwood is near Chicago Heights, which I believe is on the Dixie Highway. Anyone know if Lynwood was also on the Dixie Highway?
Lynwood is on the 1928 route of the Lincoln Highway just west of the Indiana border. It is not on the Dixie Highway.
You can check this out on the new on-line Lincoln Highway map application on the Lincoln Highway Associations web site: http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/
Heading west on the LH – US 30 out of Dyer, IN the highway turns north just over the border for about 9/10 of a mile before turning west again. This section is where Lynwood is located. After curving west it is 5 1/4 miles to the Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights. The Dixie Highway generally became IL (SR) 1 from Chicago to Danville, and then US 136 from Danville to Indianapolis.
Where this curve starts you can also make a left on E. Sauk Trail to continue west on the 1913 route of the LH into South Chicago Heights. Then you turn north for about 1 3/4 miles where the Lincoln and Dixie Highways run together into Chicago Heights.
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