Thursday, October 10, 2019


October 5th Randy and I went to a Music Festival in Silverton. 
We also saw a few murals and visited a few shops while there.
There were different musicians and groups scattered around the town.
This musician, Mark Seymour, was my favorite. Good voice, good choice of songs, and made me dance and sing along!
Murals abound in Silverton. I read about 22 of them! They even have a map online to tell you where each is located. I will show a few photos of the ones I photographed during this visit.

Davenport's Arabian Quest

Water Street Side of Wolf Building (alleyway)
Famed cartoonist Homer Davenport traveled to Arabia and returned with 27 pure desert-bred Arabian horses in 1906, the first in America. 

The Veteran

203 E. Main Street (interior parking lot)
This mural was dedicated to Vince Till to honor him for all the work he has done for the Silverton Mural Society.  The mural honors Vince and all veterans for their service to their country.  The Veteran's Poem reminds us all of their service and to the ones that gave all.
Old Oak Tree   213 East Main Street The town was built around the old oak tree - a popular gathering spot on Main Street in the 1800's.  Newcomers cut down the 800-year-old tree to pave the street.  The stump is on display behind the Silverton Country Museum. 

I am posting closer looks at parts of this mural below.
Don Petit   Water Street at High StreetSilverton born astronaut Don Pettit served six months as a mission specialist aboard the International Space Station. Took 2 shots as so long.
This mural I cannot find listed in the Mural map, but I still liked it! All those posing men!
Main Street BridgeSilverton photographer June Drake helped spearhead the effort to preserve the more than 8,000 acres with 10 waterfalls that today is Silver Falls State Park.
Yep, that's my honey, Randy, hiding at right of mural.
Here he is posing front and center.                       And here he is with the world's largest gnome!
This one is also not on the mural list but I liked it. It was June Drake who was a photographer in the area for 54 years. 
My honey enjoying window shopping and music.
A few music lovers listening from above.
Cool mural ad on one building.
A colorful pot in a shop window.     View from bridge and a couple restaurants in the town.
Two cool architectural pieces on buildings.
Silverton is such a great town to stroll through. Nearby is the Silver Falls State Park and Oregon Gardens, which is wonderful to see.
That was our fun experience!


  1. I did not know about all the murals! Sharon

  2. I love the wall murals, looks like you had a good time!

  3. I just love murals! What a beautiful town it is. When I first saw your title, I thought you were talking about Silverton, CO, where the Durango train ends. Oregon has such special places. We loved Sisters on our last trip. Thanks for sharing these fun activities with your friends! Lynnette