Lincoln Highway Tour -- August 8, 2009
On the left, the Lincoln Highway was started with one mile of concrete pavement in a few places paid for by teh federal government as an encouragement for the local organizations to pave the roads with concrete. This plaque marks one of the Seedling Miles at Malta, Illinois. On the right, a Dutch Windmill at the western most point of the Lincoln Highwy in Illinois, in the city of Fulton.
The gathering and tour instructions in North Aurora, Illinois.
An early pit stop.
One of the many murals commemorating the Lincoln Highway, this one found in Dekalb, Illinois.
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Gathering at the Seedling Mile sign in Malta.
A Commemorative mural in Creston, Illinois. This one commemorates a series of porcelain drinking fountains that were placed along the Lincoln Highway in Illinois only. They were a private memorial gift, granted with the requirement that the towns would install them in working order, and that the street would be re-named "Lincoln Way". Several were installed, some not.
Late morning break at Dairy Queen.
A restored Standard Oil gas station.
Reinout & Henneke Vogt playing Dutch in Fulton, IL
Dining across the street from the Lincoln Highway Association headquarters and museum.
A Dutch windmill in Fulton, Illinois, the western most point of the Lincoln Highway in Illinois.