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Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities

Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art

 
 
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
1. Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities Marker
Inscription.  
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club
The Portsmouth Motorcycle Club is one of the oldest in Ohio. The group picture shown in the mural was taken in 1913. Many residents have identified family members from this old image. Look closely into the hubcap of the motorcycle on the right and you can see the reflection of muralist, Robert Dafford, taking a photograph of the bike. In early spring time, throughout the summer and into late fall, bikers from numerous states visit Portsmouth to have their photographs taken.

The Portsmouth Motorcycle clubhouse is located at the end of the street on the right.

Good Times Remembered
The photographs featured in this scrapbook are of popular places in Portsmouth during the twentieth century. Page 1: Dreamland Pool, the clay tennis courts at Mound Park, the Turkey Shoppe, Harold's Restaurant, the Elks Country Club, and Boy Scout Camp Oyo. Page 2: Roosevelt Lake, Hamburger Inn, the LaRoy Theater, Girl Scout Camp Molly Lauman, the Modern Grill, and the midway at the Scioto County Fair.

Sunset at the Point
The perfect spot
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
2. Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities Marker
to view a gorgeous red sunset is Alexandria Point overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto Rivers. Muralist Robert Dafford is sharing his vision of the sunset fro Alexandria Point which is located at the end of Front Street. The Carl Perkins Bridge is in the background. Pack a picnic, grab a friend and enjoy watching the sunset at Alexandria Point.

Sister Cities
Scenes from Portsmouth's Sister Cities are painted in the mural. These cities are Corby, England; Orizaba, Mexico; and Zittau, Germany. The muralist has created an illusion of looking through three arches called "Portsmouth's Windows On the World." The Sister City Program links communities throughout the world, promoting cultural understanding and social development. A unique feature of Dafford's Murals is his inclusion of local residents in many of his murals. The children shown in this mural are neighborhood children. Several other murals have local residents painted into the mural, allowing all of Portsmouth to 'take ownership' in this project. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasPeaceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Ohio, Portsmouth, Floodwall Murals series list.
 
Location.
Portsmouth Motorcycle Club mural image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
3. Portsmouth Motorcycle Club mural
38° 43.855′ N, 83° 0.417′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is on Front Street just east of Madison Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Front St, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford (a few steps from this marker); A Struggle To Be Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's / Modern Industry / Medical History / Twentieth Century Wars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progress in Education / Shawnee State Expansion / Vern Riffe (about 400 feet away); Chillicothe Street, 1940's / Steel Industry, 1870-1980 / Clarence Holbrook Carter / Carl Ackerman (about 500 feet away); Roy Rogers / 1937 Flood / Branch Rickey / Kentucky Friends (about 700 feet away); Portsmouth Foundry & Machine Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millbrook Park / The Shoe Industry, 1869-1977 / Early 1900's Streetcar / Government Square, 1919 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Good Times Remembered murals image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
4. Good Times Remembered murals
Sunset at the Point mural image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
5. Sunset at the Point mural
Sister Cities murals image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
6. Sister Cities murals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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