Illinois is the 21st constituent member of the united states of America. It was admitted to the union on December 3, 1818. The state lies within the fertile agricultural heart of the country, thus nicknamed the prairie state. Its other nickname is the land of Lincoln. Illinois got its name from the Illinois Indians. The state's capital is Springfield, and its motto is "State Sovereignty, National Union."
Illinois has 102 counties and ten cities where post offices significantly impact Illinoisans due to their artistic influence. However, most of the early post offices failed due to insufficient revenue, relocation of postmasters, and even postmasters' marriage. Mill Creek is one of Illinois' most initial post offices situated in Adams county. It has a short life of fewer than five years. Other short-lived post offices were in New Paloma, Ono, Cate, and Ira.
Illinois houses seventy-seven murals considered one of the world's unique art collections. During President Roosevelt's term, murals and paintings were put up in the post offices. The purpose of the murals in the post offices was to uplift Americans as that time was a trying time for them. Moreover, the murals project meant to employ America's unemployed artists.
The post offices were the most visited places; hence it was sensible to put up the murals there. Most of the murals depicted historical events and classes, significant local individuals such as leaders, and the daily events that were part of the Illinoisans' lives. A 1939 mural painted by Luman Winter titled the "Old Levee and Market Street, St. Louis" in the Wellston post office, showed the daily mid-19th century events of St Louis.
Another significant mural is the "Mining in Illinois" mural that William Schwartz made to depict its mining industry. The mural shows miners mining coal in an underground scene.
In Chicago city, the Englewood post office has Robinson's murals entitled "the Colorado stock sale."