Monday, April 30, 2012

Dothan Murals 2

For the last thirty years I have been making almost yearly trips to Dothan, Alabama with my Mother to visit her sister.  During out trip in May of 2011 I photographed as many of Dothan's murals as time would allow.  Regrettably, I only managed to get half of the twenty colorful and historic murals gracing the walls of buildings in the old downtown area of the city.  I was back in Dothan a few weeks ago, to attend a family funeral, but time did not allow me to go hunting for the ones I have missed.  Next trip, I will be better prepared with the addresses and let our GPS see to it that we get the rest in as little time as possible.

Last week I posted the first installment of these fantastic murals and you can view them by clicking here.  

Salute to the Peanut Industry 

Because of its significance to the entire Wiregrass region, the peanut was selected as the subject of the first mural commissioned and features Dr. George Washington Carver and the National Peanut Festival which is held in Dothan each year.  

Fort Scott

A crucial factor to the settlement of the Wiregrass area was safety.  Until the construction of Fort Scott, erected on the banks of the nearby Flint River, settlers steered clear of the Creeks and Red Sticks who roamed the area.  This mural is a fitting testament to hard work, dedication and progress.  

Mules of the Wiregrass

Mules were introduced to the area in the late 1800's quickly replacing horses and oxen in the fields and woods.  While considered stubborn and meaner than horses and oxen, mules played and important part in the growth of farms and the logging industry in the Wiregrass Region.  

There will be two more installments on these great murals posted on the next two editions of Monday Murals.  So be sure to stop back by.  


Linking to Monday Murals hosted by Oakland Daily Photo

Also linking to Color Carnival
 hosted by Maria

Linking to Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally 


  1. Amazing set of murals- great to see them all.

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

  2. It's still a big farming industry today. Nice to see that the history is still remembered in murals.

  3. Wonderful murals, Rita! This place reminds me of Lake Placid, FL where I have found most of my murals! I love that the town takes so much pride in their history and invests time and money in depicting it!

  4. I love murals, and I love your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Rita!

  5. These are beautiful. Love the murals.

    My Blue Monday.

  6. These murals are exceptionally well done. Not only are they interesting to look at, along with your narrative I learned something new. A win-win. Hard to believe this small town has 20 murals in a concentrated area. This meme has taught me that towns are showing their pride in their history through mural art. How cool is that? Thank you for participating in Monday Mural.

    p.s. I just sent you an email.

  7. These are awesome murals. We don't see anything like this in my neck of the woods. Thanks for playing along.

  8. Beautiful Murals!

    My BLUE entry. Have a great week!

  9. These murals are gorgeous! What a terrific blue Monday treat! Have a good week and it i good to be here.

  10. Lovely murals! We loved it when we came across communities with murals -- they make it easier to learn a little about the history of an area.

  11. beautiful BLUE murals, what a skill that is :-) Dropping by from last weeks BM


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