Presidential seal on the Webster County mural.

George Bush Was In Our Parade

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Marshfield, Missouri

Why is there a large Presidential Seal on the outdoor mural commemorating Marshfield's 130th birthday?

Indoor mural detail.
Indoor mural detail.

Because President H. W. Bush (#41) rode in the Marshfield July 4th parade in 1991, "the longest-running Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi." The mural works in Route 66, local historic buildings, and the Hubble space telescope (there's also a nice replica in front of the courthouse).

The historic Bush appearance is further remembered in another mural inside the county courthouse, which offers a display of local history newspaper clippings on hanging panels that visitors can flip through.

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George Bush Was In Our Parade

Address:
W. Washinton St., Marshfield, MO
Directions:
Downtown, on the courthouse square. The outdoor mural is on the north side of W. Washington St. just west of the courthouse; the indoor mural is on the courthouse ground floor.
Admission:
Free
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