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FDR: Watch Out for that Train!

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Barnesville, Georgia

Artist Shannon Lake unveiled a building-wide mural celebrating the history of Barnesville in 2007. On one end is President Roosevelt, who visited the town in 1938. FDR has been painted at the wheel of his convertible, grinning and waving to the viewer. Unfortunately, he also appears to be unaware that he's driving straight into the path of an onrushing, steam-belching locomotive that's coming up behind him. It wasn't meant to be that way, but it sure looks as if FDR is about to get flattened.

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FDR: Watch Out for that Train!

102 Main St., Barnesville, GA
The mural is on the west side of Mill St./Hwy 36 just north of Forsyth St., on the building's north-facing wall.
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