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"THE END OF AN ERA"
Ely, Minnesota
Designed & Painted in July, 2000, by William Defenbaugh, Jr. of Ely, Minnesota
Photographed by Rod Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
The End of an Era
Rod Ness

The Ely Greenstone Public Art project began in 1998 and has sponsored a variety of public art projects in Ely. This mural was the first of five large murals created under the auspices of the Ely Greenstone Public Art group. This 25 x 34-foot mural was painted with the help of several volunteers over a span of twelve days. It is located on the side of the Conoco station at the corner of N. Central Avenue and Sheridan Avenue (Minnesota Highway 169).

Willam Defenbaugh, Jr. lives and paints in Ely, Minnesota. More information about the artist is online here.

Photos of the other murals, including an imaginative one painted on the side of a large propane tank

Phil's Conoco, 3 Sheridan Avenue Ely, MN 55731

Photographed by Rod Ness on July 7, 2007
Posted on RoadTrip America 2/8/08


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