The display location of this mural is very significant, as Lynwood marks the Eastern terminus to the Illinois portion of the Lincoln Highway. With its striking design the painting tells the most important story in the highway’s history, how the Lincoln Highway began. The mural depicts Carl G. Fisher, the “Father of the Lincoln Highway.” Smaller images painted within the mural show elements of his life that helped turn his dream of the first transcontinental highway to a reality. While the background of the mural illustrates the entire Lincoln Highway route, with a star on
Fisher’s home state of Indiana. Fisher’s success in rallying support for his project
developed the Lincoln Highway, and changed transportation forever, creating an
independently mobile nation.