Post Office Mural - Osceola IA
New Deal mural entitled "Arrival of the First Train" painted in 1936 by Byron B. Boyd.
Excerpt from Osceola post office mural, information sheet:
"The excited citizens of Osceola are hailing the arrival of the first train, a dramatic moment in the history of the town. In the center foreground is a pile of logs for construction of a building we see partially built on the right. On the left in the background is a stage coach, symbol of the pioneer days soon to be supplanted by the railroad.
Boyd was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1889. He graduated from Columbia University with...