Rural Free Delivery

Post office honors Rural Free Delivery, the farmers’ lifeline

As America struggled to climb out of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s administration explored ways to create jobs. One of these programs, The Treasury Section for Painting and Sculpture, employed artists to produce public art. Those public artworks included the mural “Rural Free Delivery” in the Goodland Post Office, 124 E. 11th Street. This is…

History of the Opera House mural

Opera House mural turns back time

Relive 90 years of opera house history at 1002 Main Who says you can’t turn back time? At “History of the Opera House” mural, time rewinds. The mural tells the story of Goodland’s Grand Opera House and its tenants. Stroll through 90 years of history. The east end starts with Hodgkinson’s Merchantile from 1906 and…

Bygone Days on the Bricks mural

Bygone Days on the Bricks mural

  Brian Freeman renovated Goodland’s Moose Lodge, which had greatly deteriorated. The building then became a coffee house, The Goodland Grind. He then added this mural (PDF), Bygone Days on the Bricks, to its south side in the summer of 2007 with help from a $2,000 grant from Kansas Arts Commission. Laurie Albin from WaKeeney…