Tuesday, September 8, 2009
East Prairie Mayor Clinton Wolford and City Administrator Lonnie Thurmond look over the newly installed mural by Cape Girardeau artist Craig Thomas. The five-panel mural was put up Sept. 1 at the corner of Washington and Main streets in East Prairie and is part of the town's downtown revitalization process. (Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

New mural part of East Prairie's downtown revitalization process

EAST PRAIRIE -- Motorists and those strolling through downtown East Prairie have spent the last week admiring the newly installed 8-foot by 20-foot mural depicting, what residents say, is the true essence of their town.

Lifelong East Prairie resident Lisa Brown said when she first saw the mural, she cried.

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