Post Office Mural – Colville WA

Description

The post office contains a 1939 Section of Fine Arts mural by Edmond J. Fitzgerald entitled Hudson’s Bay – The Pathfinders.

“Born in Seattle, Fitzgerald studied at the California School of Fine Arts and with Mark Tobey. According to the National Register Nomination submitted to the National Park Service for the Colville Post Office, the mural “symbolizes the role of Hudson’s Bay company trappers and traders in the development of the Pacific Northwest.”  Included is a trapper paddling a birch bark canoe, a log fort and three Native American men before a tepee on the near side.”

Source notes

http://depts.washington.edu/depress/map_post_offices.shtml
http://www.wpamurals.com/washingt.htm

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Location Info


204 S. Oak St.
Colville, WA 99114

Coordinates: 48.5432365, -117.90428810000003

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