“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Matteson in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Matteson, Illinois

The Lincoln Highway in Illinois

Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Matteson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin B
1. Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Matteson Marker
Inscription.  Transportation has always played a vital role in the growth of Matteson, which sits at the crossroads of America's first transcontinental road, The Lincoln Highway, and the Illinois Central Railroad. The Mahler family was instrumental in bringing rail service to Matteson and later continued to advance commercial development in the village by opening an auto garage. The family business serviced and sold all types of cars to meet the needs of the increasingly mobile public. Essential to the family business was the recently invented tow truck, allowing Mahler's Service Station to be readily available to provide roadside assistance to distressed motorists stranded on the Lincoln Highway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
Location. 41° 29.843′ N, 87° 42.267′ W. Marker is in Matteson, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on 216th Street, 0.1 miles east of Locust Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3611 216th St, Matteson IL 60443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Park Forest, Illinois (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Absolem Wells Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dedicated to Adam Brown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chicago Heights (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dixie Highway connected Chicago to Miami in the early days of automobile travel (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dixie Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Van Buren Sisters (approx. 4.9 miles away); Washington Park Racetrack (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Kevin B of Chicago, Illinois. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Kevin B of Chicago, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022