Mural Depicts Community History, Landmarks

Local grocery owner David Tanner affixes the final panel to the side of his building along US 31 in Crothersville. The mural highlighting Crothersville’s history and landmarks was created by Crothersville High School art students.

What started with an idea and a cooperative effort of local citizens, local business, and some high school art students has resulted in a collage of local history and landmarks on display along US 31 in Crothersville.
Linda Seals, Brenda Holzworth, David Tanner, the Crothersville VFW, CHS Principal David Schill, Art Teacher Adam Robinson and some CHS Senior Art students developed a Crotherville Mural Project representing the past, present, and future of the town.
The mural was constructed on three panels now on display on the westside of Tanner’s Market. The VFW assisted with the funding.
CHS students involved in creating the mural were Amanda Grace, Rachel Combs, Josh Stockdale, and Jared Davis.
The mural depicts the railroad, from which Crothersville derived its train station (later destroyed and never rebuilt), and its name. It shows patriotic emblems around which this community has built its local Red, White and Blue Festival. The future is represented by scenes showing the Crothersville Elementary and High Schools, showing that our youth and education are the key to the community’s future.