Shuswap and Okanagan Railway - Vernon, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 15.856 W 119° 16.132
11U E 338297 N 5570476
Quick Description: Vernon is known for the many large murals gracing the walls of the downtown area. A large mural depicting the S & O Railway appears on the north side of the Investors Group Building to the south of the old CNR depot on 29th Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 2:40:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMMC44
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This very large mural, by lead artist Michelle Loughery, is on the south wall of the Investors Group Building, at the corner of 30th Avenue and 29th Street. The mural is immediately south of the old CPR railway station on 29th Street.

Michelle is a very prolific artist, having done, or led the production of, many of Vernon's murals as well as many murals in other cities.

Shuswap and Okanagan Railway

1 – Shuswap and Okanagan Railway

The Shuswap and Okanagan Railway, a spur of the CPR, began construction at Sicamous in 1890, reaching Vernon in 1891, and Okanagan Landing in 1892. At Okanagan Landing the train was loaded onto CPR sternwheelers destined for Pentiction. The S&O was nicknamed the Molasses Limited because some people claimed they could make the same journey faster on foot.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery Other Artists: Liz Allardice (Assistant Artist); Chris Bennett, Shane Berg, Peter Buwalda, Sarah Hambley, Monica Jewell, Christa Kermeen, Sarah LaCroix, Caleb Lee, Sarah Lindsay, Nikki Litowski, Robert Mairs, Steven Skolka, Carla Spragg, Tyler Toews, Krista Van Ee
From Downtown Vernon

S&O RR S&O RR
S&O RR S&O RR

City: Vernon

Location Name: Investors Group Building

Artist: Michelle Loughery et al

Date: 2000

Media: Paint on stucco

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