Newest Dothan Mural

Dothan is famous for its renowned display of historical mural paintings found in the downtown area.

News 4 took a look at the newest mural representing a time when residents were struggling to recover from war.

For several years, Dothan has been known as Alabama's Mural City, but it didn't always use to be this way.

Brick walls have slowly been replaced with murals.

Cathy Cole, the executive director of the Downtown Group said, "The fact is that the mural program is beautifying our historic district one wall at a time. So, as far as the beautification process of our historic district, this mural program is extremely important to the city of Dothan."

So far, about half a million dollars have been given through private and public donations to fund the mural program, and officials say that this money has paid off with tourism.

Chairman Wendell Stepp of the Festival of Murals said, "Once people saw what we could do with murals, the enthusiasm started from there, and we have painted now this is our 19th mural."

This newest mural is about Camp Recovery, showing a time between 1820 and 1825 when it was used as a First Aid Station for soldiers fighting the Native Americans at the time.

Though the mural is not yet finished, it is already drawing attention.

The Camp Recovery mural, which is supposed to be finished by the end of the month, will have a dedication ceremony following its completion.


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