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World War II G.I. artists painted historic murals

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Muralists (l. to r.) David Rosenblatt, Leon Tebbetts and J.P. Morgan work on a sketch for the Servicemen’s Club murals in 1943. Photo courtesy of Leon Tebbetts Estate.

The Wyohistory.org web site is a terrific resource for researchers. The articles are well-documented, but also written with the layperson in mind.

Eric Wimmer penned a piece on the site this month about the origins of the murals at the Wyoming Veterans Museum on the grounds of the Natrona County Airport.

Cpl. Leon Tebbetts, an artist and a New Englander, wanted to provide his fellow soldiers stationed during World War II at the U. S. Army Air Base in Casper, Wyo. with colorful images from Wyoming’s history. To do that, he and three other soldier artists covered the interior walls of the Servicemen’s Club with vivid murals that still can be viewed today.

Read the rest of the article here.

Caption for home page photo: Casper’s Wyoming Veterans Museum with murals. Photo by Eric Wimmer.

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