And alas! We come to the Great Flood Wall of Paducah, KY. This is one treat to see, as many local residents and visitors alike, come to gaze upon the wonderful artistry of Mr. Robert Dafford. He took the different “tiles” of the wall, and has painted some the great history of Paducah. A “memory wall” if you will.
Wikipedia: In 1996, the Paducah Wall to Wall mural program was begun by the Louisiana mural artist Robert Dafford and his team on the flood wall in downtown Paducah. They have painted more than 50 murals addressing numerous subjects, including Native American history, industries such as river barges and hospitals, local African-American heritage, the historic Carnegie Library on Broadway Street, steamboats, and local labor unions. By 2008 the mural project was completed and being maintained. Muralist Herb Roe returned to the city each year to repaint and refurbish the panels. Roe is the only muralist associated with the project to have worked on all of the panels. Roe added a new mural to the project in the summer of 2010. It shows the 100-year history of the local Boy Scout troop, Troop 1. Troop 1 is one of only a handful of troops who share their centennial with that of the national scouting organization itself. The dedication for the mural was held on National Scout Sunday, February 6, 2011.
Refurbishing one of the panels
Thank you for allowing me to share a small slice of Kentucky with you! Hoping to see some of your Small town USA some time!