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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations

Mission: The coalition will provide services to participating communities, sites and residents throughout illinois to help them develop their lincoln highway story and experiences. The illinois lincoln highway coalition will implement a strong central marketing campaign that will promote the "every mile is a story" image and the ability to experience those stories through the participating sites and services and road trip packages. The lincoln highway runs approximately 179 miles through northern illinois, crossing through eight (8) counties: cook, will, kendall, kane, dekalb, ogle, lee and whiteside, as well as 32 individual municipalities. During its 179-mile trek, the lincoln highway offers authentic lincoln highway sites and attractions including the first seedling mile (one of the original one-mile paved pieces of roadway) near malta and rochelle's filling station. Travelers can also stop at scores of additional attractions along the route such as the i& m canal state trail, riverboat gami

Programs: The illinois lincoln highway coalition (ilhc) developed an application that led to its designation as the lincoln highway national scenic byway in june, 2000. The illinois bureau of tourism also designated the illinois lincoln highway as a heritage tourism demonstration project in 2001. The project is designed to increase and sustain heritage tourism in the communities where the lincoln highway had or has an impact and to maximize the opportunity of the lincoln highway for the educational and economic benefit of the public, starting with the residents of illinois. The coalition will provide services to participating communities, sites and residents throughout illinois to help them develop their lincoln highway story and experiences. The illinois lincoln highway coalition will implement a strong central marketing campaign that will promote the "every mile is a story" image and the ability to experience those stories through the participating sites and services and road trip packages.

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