One of our stops on our road trip last week was the town of Benton, Arkansas. I didn't realize it but there was a New Deal mural from the old Post Office located in the Saline County Courthouse there. I missed it, but I did see a large mural on the side of a building downtown.
The mural’s story of Benton’s history begins with the 1400s when Native Americans inhabited the area and ends in 1900 when the trains were in their heyday and pottery was a thriving industry. Central to this timeline is the Saline River, which brought people to the area and was one reason why they stayed; the river is depicted in the background of the mural.
We had breakfast at Jimmy's Diner, home of the best pancakes I've ever eaten. But the best part was when I ordered a hot water for tea and the waitress brought me hot tap water in a plastic cup instead of a pot of boiled water for tea.
But the real treat was after breakfast when we saw the cute VW Bug painted pink and sporting eyelashes! Linking up to Monday Mural. More Presidential stuff yet to come, lots of research involved!