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  1. The Murals of Pontiac, Illinois | Tradition of Farming

    Story Behind the Mural Farming has always been the backbone of the town of Pontiac, and all the surrounding towns in Livingston County. Every Labor Day week Pontiac hosts the Central States Threshermen's Reunion. The Reunion has been an annual event since 1949. This mural celebrates the...
  2. The Murals of Pontiac, Illinois | RCA Victor

    Story Behind the Mural This traditional design is an example of the Walldogs' efforts to restore classic outdoor wall advertising designs throughout the world. Many of these earlier murals, some over a century old, can still be found as "ghost signs" - outdoor advertising signs which are faded...
  3. 2018 Walldogs Mural Festival Video: Streator, IL

    June 27 - July 1 2018 - Walldogs Arrive in Streator In conjunction with the celebration of Streator's Sesquicentennial in 2018, the Walldogs took over the entire town for 5 days adding 17 murals to Streator's downtown depicting the community's rich historical heritage. This half hour...
  4. Walldog Murals of Streator, Illinois | The Roamer

    Barley Motor Car Co. was a manufacturer of automobiles in Streator, Illinois. The initial model introduced in 1916 was called the Roamer and it was in their lineup through 1929. The Roamer was marketed from its inception as "America’s Smartest Car." It was also successful in many early racing...
  5. Walldog Murals of Streator, Illinois | Hopalong Cassidy

    The man who created the famous Western character Hopalong Cassidy, Clarence Mulford was born in Streator, IL, in 1883 to a distinguished family that could trace its lineage in this country back to 1643, and in fact more than 20 Mulfords fought in the American Revolution. Hopalong...
  6. Walldog Murals of Streator, Illinois | Glass Capital of the World Mural

    Because of the immediate availability of coal deposits and the nearby mining of silica sand, Streator became the ideal location for the production of glass products. In 1880, a window-glass manufacturing plant was established. When this enterprise demonstrated that glass could be produced...
  7. Walldog Murals of Streator, Illinois | WWII Canteen

    The WWII Canteen Mural reflects upon the spirit of Streator's WWII Canteen. The canteen opened on Nov.26, 1943. During World War II, many of the troop trains came through the Streator Santa Fe station. Local citizens organized the Track side Streator Free Canteen, one of hundreds of canteen...
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