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Mystery Woman

March 24, 2015

DSCN6285While changing channels last night I caught the tail end of a documentary on this woman painted on the wall, in the town of Cottage Grove, Or. We had stopped there on our way home one rainy afternoon to get a glimpse of the town. I took the opportunity to take as many photos as I could, despite being challenged by raindrops. I was across the street from this building and did not get a really good look at it. I recall wondering who she was. Well that was in June of 2014. To my surprise as I began watching the program, it gave me a great deal of information on the woman on the wall. Her name is Opal Whiteley. I hope that you will look her up, as she certainly has some interesting history behind her. I am including a few other photos of what we saw that day.

DSCN6276DSCN6277DSCN6280I really appreciate observing what residents contribute artistically to their community.

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  1. March 24, 2015 5:49 PM


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  2. March 24, 2015 6:22 PM

    I love the bicycle and dog. And I had to laugh — Cottage Grove was the name of an old, old subdivision in my home town. One of my babysitters lived there, and the couple who were best friends with my folks.

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  3. March 24, 2015 6:30 PM

    Mystery Woman for sure! She had a very interesting, odd look about her. Those eyes!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. March 24, 2015 7:55 PM

    Great murals!

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  5. March 25, 2015 9:19 AM

    Wow, that is a fascinating story, Roberta. Thanks for passing along an intriguing bit of your local lore. Love the mural, too.

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  6. Ellen permalink
    March 25, 2015 3:27 PM

    The murals are very cool…How fun that you saw the documentary after the fact and were able to fill in the blanks…

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  7. March 25, 2015 4:28 PM

    Going to go and look her up..and when you come to visit me here in Niagara Falls Canada, I will bring you around our town and show you some murals you can take pictures of too♥ the bike one is amazing…


  8. March 26, 2015 1:55 PM

    Magic pics and thank you so much for sharing!


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