1910 Bi-Plane Train Race Mural

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Corner of S. Lafayette St. and E. Cooke St.

Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548

 

 

On September 29th, 1910 a Wright Brothers Bi-Plane took to the skies in a race against an Illinois Central Train from Chicago to Springfield. The plane was piloted by Walter Brookins and Wilber Wright was on the train. The plane stopped in Mt. Pulaski in an open field to refuel. In 2011, this Walldog mural was created in depict this epic occasion for the town of Mt. Pulaski. The mural illustration includes a replica of the bi-plane, the historical marker, and a drawing created by Lloyd Ostendorff  in 1970. 

The Bi-Plane - Train Historical Marker  was erected in 1984 at the location where the plane originally landed. The current location is intersection of S. Illinois St. and E. Scroggin Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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101 North Chicago Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

 
 
Normal Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.
June-August
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sat. also
January-March
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.
 

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