There are several towns along the Ohio River that have had murals painted on their flood walls. We have visited the ones in Portsmouth; but, wanted to see some in other towns. I had read about a small town on the Kentucky side of the river that had murals which told the history of the town. One afternoon, after visiting Ron's mother, we drove down to the town of Maysville, Kentucky.
|One of the first murals has images of Rosemary Clooney on it. Evidently,|
she started her career performing at a theater in Maysville.
|The rest of the murals told the history of the area beginning with the time it was|
a hunting ground for Native Americans.
|The town grew once it westward expansion began. One of the first ferries across the Ohio River was located at Maysville.|
|As a result of the ferry, the town grew and many notable historic people traveled through the area.|
|The town eventually grew into a shipping port, to allow movement of goods.|
|Eventually river boats began to transport people up and down the river, stopping in Maysville.|
|There was a cute little park near the flood walls. There were people taking senior pictures there so we didn't have a chance to walk around in it.|
|We did attempt a selfie beside the park. I'm not good at this type of photography.|
|One of the best examples of preserving the history of the town, was this building. It was originally a high school; which was turned into condominium style apartments.|
|Most of the homes are built side by side, with alleys running behind them. The town was amazingly well cared for.|
|This is one of the older homes in the town. I just loved the mosaic on the sides of the home.|
|The is the theater shown in the mural. It is currently under renovation and the only performances being held at this time are for fund raising.|
|This is a picture of the down town area where most businesses are located.|