I wanted to share the rest of the mural photos that I took in Toppenish, Washington several weeks ago. This is third of three the three mural posts. I took the pictures, and then went to the Toppenish Chamber of Commerce website for the descriptions. Some of the pictures that I took are yet not in their website gallery, and therefore I don't know much about them. Often, these murals are painted all in one day, with several artists working at once.
When you are done looking at these, you might like to check out the first two posts: Toppenish, Washington Murals #1
and Toppenish, Washington Murals #2: "Old Timer's Plaza".
"Born near The Dalles, Oregon, in 1835, Alex McCoy was a descendant of the Wishram and Wasco tribes. He was a policeman under four different Indian agents, and served one term as an Indian judge. The mural was painted by Beryl Thomas and Jack Fordyce in 1996, and is on the Logan Building on Division Street." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"The first cattle in the Yakima Valley were brought in by Chief Kamiakin in 1840. Many more cattle drives came through the Valley in later years. This mural depicts the life and times of the cattle drover on such a drive. Painted by Don Gray, assisted by Jared Gray, on the Washington Beef building at Highway 97 and Fort Road." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"When a Permit Wasn't Required":
"In this painting, because of the impending storm, the cattle are restless. The cattle dogs, which are dashing about, barking, and nipping at the cattle's hooves, are not helping the situation. The spooked cattle run down the middle of main street. The artist is Gary Kerby, now of Montana. The mural is located on West First Street." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"Pioneer Business Woman":
"Clara Kraff was one of Toppenish's pioneer business woman, first doing business with a small store at an area hop field and later with her husband in downtown Toppenish, selling clothing and shoes. Don Crook was the artist." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"The Signing of the Treaty of 1855":
"The judge watches as the prosecutor presents the evidence. A small glass of water is held above an old milk can. Charged with diluting milk, the farmer sits with hat on knee, his lawyer standing behind him. The mural, also painted by Ross and Sovak, is on the east wall of the city jail building." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"Using a catalog from the turn of the century, artist Robert Morgan of Clancy, Montana, made certain that the blankets being traded in this mural show the authentic patterns of the time. The mural is above Kraff's clothing store on South Toppenish Ave., downtown, and was painted in May of 1992." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
"In 1893, Nevada and Josephine Lillie built a 10-room, two-story home with two inside bathrooms, steam heat, and a generator for electrical power. She is remembered as the "Mother of Toppenish," having platted much of the town. The mural was painted by Ju-hong "Joe" Chen of Portland, Oregon, on the H&H Furniture building." Source: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce
Time Lapse Video Showing the Painting of a Mural in One Day:
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