A Sesquicentennial Mural for the new Millennium - Keokuk, IA
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N 40° 23.754 W 091° 23.024
15T E 637166 N 4472953
Quick Description: Millenium and Sesquicentennial, all in one
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2014 3:27:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMMTVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of plaque: Lee County
Location of plaque: 5th St. & Main St., small park, Keokuk
plaque erected by: Main Street Keokuk, inc.
Date marker erected: 1997
Mural designed by: Rickelle Nelson
Artist: painted by: Glen Myers

Plaque text: In 1997 Keokuk marked its Sesquicentennial with a year-long celebration. The celebration included a heritage mural design contest cosponsored by Main Street Keokuk, Inc. and the Keokuk Arts center. The winning entry was submitted by local artist, Rickelle Nelson. The 10 x 36-foot mural was painted by Keokuk artist, Glen Myers. The mural depicts a visual narrative of noteworthy persons in Keokuk's history as well as the importance of area industry and agriculture. The Mississippi River with Lock and Dam 19 serves as the central focal point. This Bronze marker is inscribed with the names of those who made substantial contributions toward the mural project.

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