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More Route 66 murals coming to Joplin

Alth0ugh one decorative mural on Route 66 in Joplin, Mo., was announced recently, at least three more are in the pipeline, reported the Joplin Globe.

Here are the murals that will probably be created in the coming months:

  • Phoenix Fired Art is creating a large ceramic mural, “Rise of the Phoenix,” at the corner of a strip mall at 1603 S. Main St.
  • Missouri Southern State University art students will convert an out-of-code billboard at Covert Electric Supply on North Main Street into a welcome sign. A mockup can be seen here.
  • The cultural arts committee of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce plans a mural at Eighth and Main streets.
  • Images in Tile soon will fashion a Route 66-themed ceramic mural at Seventh and Main streets, at Pearl Brothers True Value Hardware.

It’s fairly apparent the locals are excited about the International Route 66 Festival in early August. Residents probably also are eager to show the city is recovering after the deadly tornado in 2011.

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