In 1938, Harrodsburg was given the opportunity by its 6th district congressman to secure murals for the post office lobby which would depict the history of the town. This project was handled by the state Director of Federal Art under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). During this period, the WPA did numerous art projects in post offices around the country.
Photo by Keith Rightmyer
This photograph shows a mural depicting pioneers welcoming travelers to the fort and the bottom picture shows settlers at the spring collecting water. Because the murals are painted so high up the 12-feet high walls, it is hard to get adequate photographs, but these give a glimpse into what they look like. Next time you're at the Post Office, look up on the walls
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