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

Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage

 
 
Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
1. Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage Marker
Inscription.

Twilight
This mural shows a modern-day twilight scene of downtown Portsmouth as seen from Kentucky, featuring the U.S. Grant Bridge connecting with Chillicothe Street. The muses, embracing both ends of the Twilight mural, represent the art and history included in the floodwall murals, which have been painted by internationally famous muralist Robert Dafford of Lafayette, Louisiana. The bridge was razed in 2002 and will be replaced by a modern-structured U.S. Grant suspension bridge to be completed in 2005.

The Dedication Panel
The dedication panel message reflects the sentiments of the Board of Trustees of Portsmouth Murals, Inc. at the time the Floodwall Mural Project was dedicated on October 5, 2002.

[Dedication Mural reads]
With appreciation to the individuals, companies and organizations who contributed their time and resources to this floodwall mural project and with fond admiration of the artistic brilliance of Robert Dafford and his associates, we hereby dedicate these murals to the citizens who were and are a part of the history of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the surrounding area.
The Board of Trustees
Portsmouth Murals, Inc.

Muralist Robert Dafford
In October 2002, the Portsmouth community witnessed the completion of a project that took ten
Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
2. Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage Marker
years to create. In 1993, Robert Dafford began painting the history of Scioto County and Portsmouth on a massive floodwall that holds back the mighty Ohio River. Using a concrete canvas measuring 20 feet by nearly 1/3 mile, Robert, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana has created the ultimate historic portrait of the Portsmouth area. With the help of local historians, citizens and the use of old photographs, he has given the city a window to its past. To learn more about Robert Dafford, go to www.robertdafford.com

The Floodwall Mural Markers is a project designed and funded by the Portsmouth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Special thanks to the Portsmouth Murals, Inc. Board of Trustees and to the Portsmouth Mural Products, Inc. for the use of their new book. For additional information about the murals or to schedule tours, please contact the Bureau or visit its website www.portsmouthcvb.org
 
Erected by Portsmouth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio, Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.855′ N, 83° 0.425′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Madison Street, on the right when traveling
Twilight Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
3. Twilight Mural
Mural by Robert Dafford
west on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portsmouth Foundry & Machine Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Portsmouth, Ohio, Floodwall Murals. (Submitted on March 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features
 
Twilight Mural Detail - Art image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
4. Twilight Mural Detail - Art
Mural by Robert Dafford
Twilight Mural - History image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
5. Twilight Mural - History
Mural by Robert Dafford
Dedication Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
6. Dedication Mural
Mural by Robert Dafford
Portsmouth Floodwall and Murals image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
7. Portsmouth Floodwall and Murals
Looking north along Front Street from the Madison Street Floodwall Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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