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by: Kristine Kowalchuk

September 2010
Paint the town


A visit to high river may mean a detour off Hwy. 2 between Calgary and Nanton, but the town offers a perfect excuse to get out and stretch your legs. In the 1990s a local society commissioned a group of artists to paint murals on downtown buildings. The result: 16 works offering insight into the town’s fascinating history.

Subjects range from polo (pictured above) — a sport popular in the area until the First World War — to W.O. Mitchell, who lived in High River for more than 20 years and is buried in the local cemetery. A walking map with explanations of the murals is available at the visitor information centre in Sheppard Family Park, at the town museum or online.

up front

by: Kristine Kowalchuk

September 2010
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Paint the town


A visit to high river may mean a detour off Hwy. 2 between Calgary and Nanton, but the town offers a perfect excuse to get out and stretch your legs. In the 1990s a local society commissioned a group of artists to paint murals on downtown buildings. The result: 16 works offering insight into the town’s fascinating history.

Subjects range from polo (pictured above) — a sport popular in the area until the First World War — to W.O. Mitchell, who lived in High River for more than 20 years and is buried in the local cemetery. A walking map with explanations of the murals is available at the visitor information centre in Sheppard Family Park, at the town museum or online.

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