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Experience Chillicothe’s history through these 17 larger than life scenes; a unique way to transform the streetscape of a community is through artistic renderings on barren walls.
The themes include the Utica Brick Plant; Sports; and historical depictions of Chillicothe as it existed in 1928—the year we became the Home of Sliced Bread.
There are three murals painted on buildings pertaining to Bernie history. The murals are all visible from the intersection of Route 25 and Route U.
Depicts scenes from Bloomfield's early history. One of the murals is located on the corner of North Prairie and West Seneca streets; the other is located on the corner North Prairie and West Missouri streets.
Viva Cuba's outdoor Civil War murals depict conflicts between the troops of Confederate General Sterling Price and Union General Thomas Ewing in September 1864.
The battles started at Fort Davidson, near Pilot Knob, Missouri, and ended with the rescue of the Union troops in Leasburg, Missouri. The murals, which span several buildings, were painted by Don Gray.
The murals are located in the town's historic district along the Route 66 corridor with dining and shopping nearby. Cuba, Missouri is known as "Route 66 Mural City."
The painted and ceramic murals tell the story of Clay County's colorful and enlivening past. Murals can be found throughout the courthouse and public buildings in Liberty. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Fine Arts Council commissioned a painted outdoor mural featuring the Corps of Discovery's westward journey; a project dedicated June 24, 2004, in observance of the expedition landing in Clay County.
This mural celebrates the agricultural heritage of Sikeston and the surrounding area.
This mural showcases the importance of cotton and agriculture in the Sikeston area.
The 12 outdoor murals depict scenes from local and national history, including visits from Harry S. Truman, Amelia Earhart and Bette Davis. Every mural has a story.
A brochure is available at the I-44 Visitor Center (Exit 208) and at area businesses. A step-on narrated bus tour service is available.
The murals are located along the Route 66 Corridor with dining and shopping available.
The murals, located at the corner of West Stoddard and Mulberry Street, depict homes built from 1890 to 1910. The homes, located on Walnut Street, are still occupied.
This mural depicts a portion of Marshfield's history from 1855 to the present. It can be seen on Washington Street, just off of the square where you will also see the Hubble Telescope Replica and monuments honoring our veterans.
In his second Route 66 mural, artist John Biggs portrays vintage automobiles and motorcycles in a rural setting just east of Webb City. Of special interest in the Lakeside Route 66 mural is the bridge constructed in 1922. The 8-foot by 16-foot mural hangs in the Route 66 Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Webb Street and Broadway.
Twenty-four outdoor murals commemorating historic events. Tours are given with prior arrangement. Self-guiding maps are available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), 202 S. Third Street.
The 1,100-foot-long Mississippi River Tales Mural, with interpretive signage, features 24 panels depicting scenes from Cape Girardeau's history and the town's connection with the Mississippi River.
Each panel covers the 15-foot height of the flood wall. The stone arches of each mural create the illusion of looking through the wall at the historically themed scenes.
This attraction has an audio tour, which you can access on your cell phone from the physical site, to give you the complete history.
This 500-square-foot glass mosaic is located in the Official Missouri Welcome Center/Rest Area on Interstate 35 between the Iowa border and Eagleville. The colorful mural displays the prairie landscapes, personalities and history of northwest Missouri. Southbound I-35 at mile marker 112.
Centralia has a rich history and the mural was painted to depict parts of that history. Centralia was known as the Prairie Queen because of the vast prairie upon which it was founded. The city's founding fathers commissioned an artist to record the best qualities of the ladies of Centralia. Those qualities were combined into one image and that drawing became known as the Prairie Queen.
In this mural, the Prairie Queen is opening the book of Centralia's history. Central to the city's history is the railroad. The stagecoach was also important to transportation, and the stagecoach in the mural represents the events leading up to the Centralia Massacre.
Flags representing both Union and Confederate forces are included in the image because Centralia's population was divided during the Civil War. The mural is located at the corner of Railroad and Allen streets.
These murals depicts events in the history of Puxico. They are located along Route 51 and Richardson Avenue.
Artist John Biggs depicts Route 66, from Chicago to Webb City, in a 15-foot by 32-foot mural on the Bruner Building in downtown Webb City. The mural includes the Chicago and St. Louis skylines, along with the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, the historic Webb House and the Praying Hands monument in Webb City.
View Eric James Bransby's 1976 murals depicting Sedalia, a community drawing from the wisdom of the past, but looking to the future. Located inside the Sedalia Municipal Building.
The Slater Veterans Park offers a fitting tribute to the men and women who have served our country. The park holds two large murals, painted by area artist Peggy Guest: one honors the branches of the military; the other depicts scenes from the history of Slater. The park is a tranquil setting to relax, have lunch and enjoy the water garden.
This six foot by 14 foot mural, Benton's last signed large-scale work, is displayed in the Joplin city hall. The mural depicts Joplin in 1900. Benton grew up in Neosho and worked as a newspaper cartoonist in Joplin.
This 30-foot mural depicting 100 years of Webb City history is on display in one of the city's oldest businesses: Mid-Missouri Bank.
Visitors to Historic Downtown West Plains will want to view the mural created by Artist Michael McClure. The mural represents a series of 12 images depicting successive time periods from the pristine state to the arrival of American Indians, the first settlers through the Civil War, and into the 20th century.
Country music legend Porter Wagoner and baseball star Preacher Roe are depicted in the mural as well as the 1928 West Plains Explosion and other important events in the history of West Plains.
These murals are sure to fascinate your family; they are located downtown.
Route 66 Part One
Route 66 is a great way to explore the Show-Me State and to see some truly unique sites.
Step Back in Time
The history of Cape Girardeau is on full display during this getaway.
Way of American Genius - Part 2
The Northwest section of the Way of American genius features cities such as Chillicothe, Hamilton and St. Joseph.
Where Gray Ghosts Walked
Confederate Guerrillas, known as Gray Ghosts, were active in these areas.
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