What is the story behind the mural in the historic Gilbert District, you ask?

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We “Gilbertonians” are reprinting information about the outdoor mural on what is now the North side of Ace Hardware at the corner of Broadway and Holloday, also known as the Menzel Building, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon:

The 60 ft. long mural by artist Roger Cooke of Sandy, Oregon was dedicated during Seaside First Saturday Art Walk in 2008 and has recently been restored.

The mural depicts scenes of the daily life of the Clatsop and Nehalem tribes at the Seaside estuary with Tillamook Head in the background. Included in the painting will be images of historic tribal members such as Tostum, Chief of the Clatsop Tribe in the early 1800’s.

“Murals are an opportunity to bring history to life on a grand scale,” said Tribal Chairwoman Diane Collier. “They give people a way to get acquainted with local background in a very compelling manner. Cooke’s work is a significant addition to our area and a showpiece for both locals and visitors. We hope many of you will come to the dedication and enjoy learning more from our storytellers and artists.”

Please visit http://www.facebook/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk for more information.

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