"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Murals of Duck Lake - 2

A few more murals from Duck Lake...

In the decades before the northwest rebellion, the main street of Duck Lake was part of a system of trails and waterways known as the Carlton Trail. It linked Winnipeg in what is now the province of Manitoba with Edmonton in present day Alberta. Below are details from the mural, "Carlton Trail" and below that the entire painting.

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In the mural below artist Glen Scrimshaw shows a settler crossing the river using a red river cart as a raft.

Inscription at the bottom left:

Imagine... In the early 1800s a young native youth no more than five winters old lying hidden on the river bank catching his first glimpse of the "White Man." His grandfather has told him of these men, their odd way of dressing and the funny looking buffalo that pull their noisy means of transportation. This is so strange! I must ran back to my people's camp and tell the elders and everyone of this strange occurrence.



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