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PUMPJACKS
Painted by Chase Manhattan Bank employees and staff
Located at the rear of the building at the northeast corner of West Texas Avenue and North Marienfield Street in downtown Midland, Texas
Contributed by Megan Edwards of Las Vegas, Nevada
"Pumpjacks" in Midland
Megan Edwards

This mural depicts pumpjacks (also known as grasshoppers) which are a common feature of the landscape in the Permian Basin of central Texas. "Pumpjacks" was a joint project of the Arts Assembly of Midland and The Chase Manhattan Foundation. Designed by Peter Himmelberg, it was painted by employees of the local Chase Manhattan Bank.

Other murals found in downtown Midland can be seen by following to this link and then clicking down to the mural gallery as follows: >Photo Gallery>Mural Gallery. (There is no direct link to the gallery page.)

We were unable to determine when this mural was painted. If you know this or have other information about this mural, please contact us.

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Photographed by Megan Edwards, 1/5/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 01/07


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