Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Murals ... St. Johns, Oregon"
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Image, 2017, St. Johns, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. Image taken April 15, 2017.


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Carson Ellis Mural ...
The Carson Ellis mural in St. Johns, Oregon, was unveiled in May 2013 with the hope it would deter graffiti taggers. The mural is located on the side of the Grocery Outlet store on the southeast edge of town.

"St. Johns residents Jennifer Levy and Robert Petty recruited acclaimed "Wildwood" illustrator Carson Ellis to help design a 50-feet by 10-feet mural that tracks St. Johns' history from natural forest scape to charming town. They raised a considerable amount of money, including a $10,000 grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Veteran mural artist Whitney Anderson rendered Ellis's mythical-inspired design ont he side of the St. Johns Grocery Outlet last May." [Casey Parks, "OregonLive.com" website, February 2014]

According to the "Portland Mercury" online news:

"At 50 feet by 10 feet, there's lots of room for Ellis's signature shimsy: mythic creatures, sprightly mushrooms, old-timey technology, AND, wait for it ... a hidden R2-D2!!. It's wonderful."

In the fall of 2013 a group of students from the St. Johns elementary and middle schools spent two weekends painting the building bricks to the right of the mural in 20-feet by 20-feet pixelated versions of a few of the images from the first mural.


Image, 2017, St. Johns, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. Image taken April 15, 2017.
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Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken October 12, 2016.
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Carson Ellis Mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken February 11, 2015.
Image, 2013, St. Johns, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Carson Ellis Mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken November 21, 2013.
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Carson Ellis Mural and "pixelated pattern", St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken November 21, 2013.
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"Pixelated pattern", St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken February 11, 2015.
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Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken October 12, 2016.
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"R2-D2" (lower right), Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken October 12, 2016.
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Carson Ellis mural, St. Johns, Oregon. View from moving car. Image taken October 22, 2016.


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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    See St. Johns;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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