Located behind 104 N. 14th in the alley in Murphysboro, IL
Designed by Tony Phillippe
Painted by Christine DeShazo · Lea Heller · Sue Gindlesparger · Phil DeShazo
Big Muddy Monster cutout, painting, and support by Tony Phillippe · Bob Chambers · Chi Robinson · Mike Goodridge · Liz Lemond · Cassie Edwards · Daniel Moutray · Todd Lirely · Kylie Graff · Kennedy Jennings · Cynthia Mill · Tom Waterford · Liam Hurst
GPS – Lat: 37°7650663″N Lon: 89°3375165″W″W
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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.
This mural was made possible through generous donations from Silkworm and the citizens and friends 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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