Shop Small

Support small businesses when you go out this summer. There are many small family owned business along the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Here are a few to get you started:

Shop Historic Downtown Frankfort has a bunch of different kinds of shops to choose from. For a list of shops visit:

Esther’s Place in Big Rock has felting, knitting, spinning and weaving products. So you can make something for that special someone or buy the crafter in the family something. For more info visit:

Stop by Where the Dragon Fly in the Conover Square Mall in Oregan to get vintage or vintage inspired jewelry, clothes and accessories. While there shop around the mall. For more info visit their Facebook page:

These are only a small selection of stores. Want to find more? Go to the communities tab on

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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.