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

W. Washinton St., Marshfield, MO
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.
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