“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bristol in Day County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

The Bristol Mural

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1. The Bristol Mural Marker
Dedicated on this 20th day of September, 2002 to the people of Bristol.

The Bristol Mural depicts scenes of the town's history, as well as its present day landmarks.
Each letter contains a location that has special meaning to the residents, both town and rural.
B - - The water tower and bridge that is crossed to enter our fair town.
R - - The Bristol School as it stood in the 1903's and Handke Jubilee Park.
I - - A grain elevator that is a part of almost every small town in South Dakota.
S - - A view of U.S. Highway 12 looking west and a pheasant in the fence line to depict the hunting that is so much a part of local heritage.
T - - A country church to represent the importance of faith.
O - - A look down Main Street as it was in the early 1900's
L - - A farm house scene that stands for all of the area families that call the town of Bristol, "home".
About 100 hours of volunteer labor were spent drawing and painting the 10 1/2' x 70' wall. The date of completion was October 3, 2001

Designed and Painted by Karin Porter-Bartell.
Assisted by Rochell Bartell
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2. The Bristol Mural & Marker
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And Morgan Bartell.

Erected 2002 by the citizens of the Bristol area and the Bristol Community Center Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is October 3, 2001.
Location. 45° 20.842′ N, 97° 45.012′ W. Marker is in Bristol, South Dakota, in Day County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue West and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Railroad Avenue West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol SD 57219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Sheldon (approx. 11½ miles away).
The Bristol Mural image. Click for full size.
May 7, 2022
3. The Bristol Mural
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2022. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2022.

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