Inspired by many of the same ideals that fueled the New Deal, this small town in Morton, Washington has recently banded together to create a set of brand new murals for the local post office. The murals were funded by the USPS, painted by local artist Pamela Kelly.
Morton is set among the mountains, wildlife, eagles and birding in between the three mountains of Rainier, Mt. Adams and St. Helen’s. A classic logging town, Morton has faced many economic setbacks in recent years.
As during the Great Depression, these murals are intended both to stimulate the economy through (funding the painter and attracting tourism to the USPS and the local community), and, more simply, to increase the beauty of our country’s public spaces.
The artist and post office staff are also inspired by the Flat Stanley educational program already underway in Florida.
So if you’re in the area, stop by to see these lovely murals, and remember to support your local post office.
(Photos provided by Erin Dill, Postmaster, Morton WA)
Great Art and community get together. Morton is one of my walk-about areas (Mineral / Packwood etc.) since I was a kid.
Good to see that the USPS funded this.