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Geneva in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln Highway

Amenities Along The Highway

 

— Geneva, Illinois —

 
The Lincoln Highway Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. The Lincoln Highway Mural
Inscription.  
Geneva played an important role in connecting the cities of the Fox River Valley to the Lincoln Highway. The city was eager to cater to the newly motoring public by offering well-lit, paved streets, a stop-and-go light, and a motorcycle policeman to assist the busy drivers.

Geneva's lively downtown offered travelers something for their every need: over a dozen service stations and garages, first class accommodations at Hotel Geneva and numerous restaurants and shops.
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This mural was installed in December 2010 per an agreement between the City of Geneva, the Geneva Masonic Lodge, and the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.

[Mural artist] Allen Hueg Marshall
 
Erected 2010 by Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 2010.
 
Location. 41° 53.254′ N, 88° 18.401′ W. Marker is in Geneva, Illinois, in Kane County

The Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. The Lincoln Highway Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Illinois Route 38) and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 South 2nd Street, Geneva IL 60134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Building (here, next to this marker); Kane County Government Center (approx. half a mile away); Kane County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish-American / Philippines War (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. The Lincoln Highway. Federal Highway Administration website entry (Submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
The Lincoln Highway Mural image. Click for more information.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. The Lincoln Highway Mural
Fun Stuff Taken Seriously website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 7, 2022