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Tebbetts to dedicate new mural during Muttonfest

by Emily O'Leary | September 15, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

The Tebbetts mural will have a dedication ceremony during the Tebbetts Picnic and Muttonfest Sept. 23.

Sean Tillman, member of the Tebbetts mural committee, said the mural was painted on four four-by-eight plywood sheets pieced together.

The design will feature a locomotive, depot and grain elevator to "represent Tebbetts," Tillman said.

The mural will be installed in front of the historic fur trading shed just off the Katy Trail by bolting the plywood to posts, Tillman said, adding the shed was used "to store furs and hides that would then be transported to St. Louis to be sold."

According to Tillman, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will install the mural the week of the dedication ceremony.

Tillman took the idea for a mural on the Katy Trail to the Tebbetts Historical Society back in 2017. A mural committee was then formed with Tillman, Sheila Guthrie and Fay Zumwalt.

The mural was completed at the end of 2022, Tillman said.

The main obstacle was the COVID-19 pandemic, which Tillman said "about killed" the mural project.

Tillman said the mural took "a long time to do," adding there were "a lot of moving parts" involved in the project.

The dedication ceremony will be 12:30 Sept. 23. Tillman will give a dedication speech at the ceremony.

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