Big Muddy Monster Billboard

Jackson County | Murphysboro

Located by the McDonalds at the corner of Route 13 and Highway 127.

 

ARTISTS 

Painted by Christine DeShazo · Zach Nelson · Ava Stuemke · Phil DeShazo

LOCATION 

GPS – Lat: 37°7653589″N         Lon: 89°3256886″W

DATE 
2024

SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS 
#revitalize62966 #applecity62966 #paintthetown62966 #murphysboro

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE MURAL

Terrorized by a creature in 1973, Murphysboro, Illinois, was thrust into fabled lore! Thought to have come out of a local river called the Big Muddy, the legend of the Big Muddy Monster was born on those nights. The events and eyewitnesses have been well-chronicled in local papers and in more significant markets like The New York Times. There is also a file on the City of Murphysboro’s website containing all the police reports. The mural depicts those evenings and sightings and is a collaboration between Silkworm, Inc. and the Revitalize 62966: Arts in the Community committee.

The billboard brings together a hint of a Route 66-1950’s style message honoring the city and its history.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 2024
August 2024
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