Barn Murals To Be Unveiled Leading Up To America’s 250th Birthday

Between now and the 250th anniversary of American independence, the Ohio History Connection will be unveiling historic murals on barns across the state, and one was dedicated Wednesday morning near Marietta in southeast Ohio.

The new mural along State Route 821 features Commodore Abraham Whipple from the American Revolution.

He helped lead the US Navy against Britain’s royal navy.

The mural features the USS Columbus.

Whipple was one of the founders of Marietta where he built sailing ships.

The mural is located at 2015 State Route 821, just south of exit 6 on Interstate 77.

(picture courtesy of Ohio History Connection)