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Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Lynwood

21490 East Lincoln Highway, Lynwood, IL 60411

Public Art

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced 35 Interpretive Murals along this National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. These depict the history, heritage and events of the highway and impact on American travel.

The display location of this mural is very significant, as Lynwood marks the Eastern terminus to the Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway. With its striking design the painting tells the most important story in the highway’s history, how the Lincoln Highway began. The mural depicts Carl G. Fisher, the “Father of the Lincoln Highway.” Smaller images painted within the mural show elements of his life that helped turn his dream of the first transcontinental highway to a reality. While the background of the mural illustrates the entire Lincoln Highway route, with a star on Fisher’s home state of Indiana. Fisher’s success in rallying support for his project developed the Lincoln Highway, and changed transportation forever, creating an independently mobile nation.  

For more information about the Illinois Lincoln Highway and the surrounding area, please visit the Chicago Southland CVB And be sure to visit for additional information about the other murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

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