Awards

ILHC received the National Scenic Byways Award for the Interpretive Mural and Gazebo Series Projects in the Interpretation Category, 2011.

ILHC received the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Cooperative Partnership for the Mural Series Project, 2012.

ILHC received the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Award of Merit for a UniqueAttraction, feturing the Muaral and Gazebo Series Projects in the Southland area.

ILHC partner ShawCraft Sign Company received second place with the ILHC’s  Mural Series project in the Best Murals and Banners category for the Signs of the Times magazine 2012 International Sign Design contest.

ILHC partner ShawCraft Sign Company received first place with the ILHC's Mural Series Project in the Best Murals and Banners category for the Signs of the Times magazine 2013 International Sign Contest. 

Murals

Gazebos

Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.