Located on the northeast corner of 14th and Walnut
Christine DeShazo · Zach Nelson · Nancy Bennet
GPS – Lat: 37°76’43 20″N Lon: 89°33’65 59″W
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THE STORY BEHIND THE MURAL
This is the first mural in Murphysboro from the Revitalize 62966 – Arts In The Community committee. Our mural was painted on the side of a historical building in the downtown area and pays homage to items of interest from both the past and present. You’ll find local interest images within the letters of the word “MURPHYSBORO” (which is the mural’s focus). We have included The Big Muddy Monster, apples representing our orchards and the annual Apple Festival, our historic downtown, John A. Logan (in Puck-cartoon style), the Riverside Park Band Shell, outdoor activities everyone can enjoy, and one of our old train depots. All of these pictures showcase the unique and beautiful aspects in and around our hometown of Murphysboro.
Each mural takes a whimsical nod to the town’s hallmark by hiding in plain sight a caricature of an apple 🍎.
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