Oregon’s beautiful scenery along the Rock River is depicted in the brightly colored mural. Oregon was listed as “a delightful side trip” for sightseeing travelers in the Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway, 1924 Edition. Also highlighted in this distinctive painting, is the well-known statue titled The Eternal Indian, better known as Blackhawk Statue, which stands 48 feet tall on the bluffs overlooking the river. Because of this subject, the mural was the very first in the collection to be painted as a vertical display. With the completion of the first paved roads, motorists were now able to enjoy sightseeing trips to nearby rural areas. In the early days of the Lincoln Highway just as today, Oregon’s breathtaking beauty, rich art and cultural heritage attract many visitors. Blackhawk statue still stands in all his glory.
For more information about the Illinois Lincoln Highway and surrounding area, visit the Blackhawk Waterways CVB website at www.VisitNorthwestIllinois.com. And be sure to visit www.muralsofthelincolnhighway.com for additional information about the other murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.