Ashton

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Ashton, formerly Ogle Station, is a village in Lee County. Ashton is home to the Mills and Petrie Memorial Building that is named after a pair of Civil War veterans who “adopted” the town. This building houses Ashton’s city offices and the public library.

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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural

    This mural's color palette is reminiscent of a vintage photograph and highly detailed images of the street festivities, viewers will be transported back to the early Lincoln Highway era to join the Pavement Jubilee.

  • Mills & Petrie Memorial Building

    Address: Route 38

    Named after a pair of Civil War veterans that "adopted" the town, the building houses the public library.

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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.