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Maysville Floodwall Mural Project
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Submitted: 11/8/2006

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1700's Limestone Landing Mural
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Market Street Mural
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1600's River Valley Hunting Grounds
WHERE HISTORY BECOMES ART ... The Maysville Floodwall Mural Project began in the summer of 1998. The early river history of Maysville has been created on the floodwall through murals painted by Dafford Murals.

The nine murals, beginning at the entrance to Limestone Landing and along the floodwall in downtown Maysville, visually demonstrate the historical connection of the Ohio River to Maysville. The Murals next to Limestone Landing fountain chronologically illustrate four centuries of history and represent the four seasons. The murals at Market and Sutton streets incorporate the area's social and agricultural heritage.

The panels inform as well as entertain, capturing details of dress, architecture, transportation and other facts from the periods depicted.

Located along McDonald Parkway in downtown Maysville, the murals are open year-round. Free Admission.


1. 1600's River Valley Hunting Grounds illustrates a 17th Century Native-American party hunting bison.
2. 1700's Limestone Landing - the gateway to westward exploration for Americans.
3. the Marquis de Lafayette's visit on May 21, 1825 illustrated the area's importance as a center of trade, education and politics.
4. 1850's Sutton's Landing illustrates Maysville's continued growth as steamboat traffic flourished on the Ohio River.
5. 1850's Underground Railroad - fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Ohio following The North Star and Big Dipper.
6. 1900's Maysville Riverfront - the beginning of the 20th century on Front Street shows train tracks, a coal barge and new businesses.
7. Market Street - the bandstand was the central focus of community music in the 1920's & 1930's.(located at Market Street & McDonald Pkwy.)
8. Germantown Fair - an annual event since 1854. The old Grandstand was a place to see and be seen during its era. (located next to Market Street Mural.)
9. Tobacco Barn - the agricultural focus of our area is displayed in this burley tobacco harvest scene. (located at Sutton Street & McDonald Pkwy.)

NEW IN 2006 .. Exciting details about the 2007 mural project. Fundraising efforts are underway to paint a new mural paying tribute to Rosemary Clooney... The Maysville-Mason County Floodwall Mural Committee is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization under Limestone Economic Development.

For more information contact Marla Toncray at 606-564-9419 or Amy Asher at 606-564-6706.

For a free copy of our 'Self Guided Tour of Maysville' brochure, contact us at marlatoncray@cityofmaysville.com.

VISITOR INFORMATION

**MAYSVILLE-MASON COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 216 BRIDGE STREET, DOWNTOWN MAYSVILLE
606-564-9419. Brochures, maps and information available Monday Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Brochures, maps and information are also available:

Old Washington Visitors Center located in the Washington Historic District --- 2215 Old Main Street, Maysville. 606-759-7411. Open Monday -- Saturday 10 am to 4:30 pm Sundays 12 Noon to 4 pm. Guided tours of the Washington Historic District available from the Visitors Center.
--OR--
Maysville Welcome Center, 115 E. Third Street in Downtown Maysville next to the Simon Kenton Bridge.
606-564-6986. Open Monday Friday 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 10 am to 1 pm Closed Sundays.

For more information about Kentucky visit www.kentuckytourism.com


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