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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Runners On The Wall






Yesterday, I went to the Corner Drug Store (a must see in Vicksburg) to pick up some medicine and while riding around saw this mural painting of the Run Thru History runners on a wall near the historic Yazoo Mississippi Valley RR Station.  I had my camera with me and took these pictures.  I'm not sure who the artist is but it's on a concrete wall going up a steep hill towards Washington Street.  Before you get to the top of the hill you can see to the left the ongoing construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site, which I recently posted about.  We do have some beautiful riverfront murals that are painted on the flood wall and that's also a must see if you ever come to visit. It's a possibility it may have been painted by the same renowned artist, Robert Dafford, that painted the riverfront murals.

  • Herb Roe teamed up with Benny Graeff, a fellow former Dafford muralist, to paint the 55 foot long "Run thru History" mural in Vicksburg, Mississippi in the fall of 2010 . The mural is located across the street from the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals Project on Grove Hill. The murals subject matter is the annual 10k run through the Vicksburg National Military Park and shows several prominent monuments from the park.  (Taken from Wikipedia - Herb Roe)

4 comments:

DeanO said...

very interesting and I love wall out..such a nice contrast to all the graffiti painted on walls, cars, streets and hwys these days.

Marian Ann Love said...

Thanks DeanO - it's another part of Vicksburg history! It's quite a surprise to see and very unusual place to put it and imaginative!

Editor said...

very cool pics of the mural!

Marian Ann Love said...

Thanks Editor - it's fun going around town taking pictures of my hometown. Always something going on here. Vicksburg has really grown by leaps and bounds since I was a kid!

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