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Main Street, 1888 (above) Main Street as it appeared in 1888 is de- picted in the mural painted by Robert Dafford at Third and Main Streets. The mural is a compilation of many historic photographs masterfully interpreted by Dafford. 224 S. Main St. Chief Saracen This small mural, also painted by Dafford, is dedicated to the memory of Quapaw Chief Saracen, Rescuer of the Stolen Chil- dren and legendary hero of Jefferson County. 100 S. Main St. The Old Fire Station Historic photographs of the City Hall and Fire Station, circa 1892, were used by Dafford to paint this mural located at Eighth and Main Streets. 716 S. Main St. UAPB Mural Robert Dafford painted his fourth mural depicting the growth of Branch Normal College, which became Arkansas AM&N and is now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The mural traces the school's history from 1875 until 1972. 204 S. Main St. The Movie Mural Michael Wojczuk of Colorado is the painter of this mu- ral paying tribute to two Pine Bluffi- ans who contributed much to the movie industry: Freeman Owens, who developed sound-on-film tech- nology still being used today, and Max Aaronson who is known to early movie fans as "Broncho Billy" Anderson, the first great cowboy star. 209 S. Main St. Delta Heritage Depicting scenes in the life of Jefferson County res- idents between the 1920s and 1940s, Don Gensler of Little Rock painted this mural located at 129 Main Street. John Rust, the inventor of the first mechanical cotton picker, is the main attraction of this mural along with scenes of the Delta cotton fields. 129 S. Main St. 32 


































































































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