Reward Offered For Conviction Of Vandals Who Damaged Popular Ashland Mural
Ashland, Wisconsin is known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and one popular mural in the area is the Oredock mural.
According to the Lake Superior Circle Tour Adventure Guide, the Ashland Oredock Mural was painted in 2009 and is part of the Ashland Mural Walk. The mural beautifully depicts the historic 1,800-foot Oredock that was built in 1916 and utilized by the Soo Line Railroad to transport iron ore.
The top portion of the mural is the Oredock itself and below it are 21 separate paintings that illustrate the various uses and history of it over the years. Unfortunately, vandals recently decided to target this mural.
According to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, the Oredock mural was recently vandalized with spray paint and while it has since been cleaned, additional repair work will be needed.
In an effort to catch whoever is responsible for the damage, a reward has been offered. They announced the details Monday on Facebook:
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the vandalism of the Oredock mural between the date of Monday, August 28th and Friday morning, September 1st. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 715-682-7062.
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Hopefully, with the help of the community and social media, they can catch whoever decided to damage something that took some much time and effort to create. The key, as is always the case in situations like this is to get everyone to spread the word as the vandals may not be residents of Ashland and could have been visiting the area during the dates above.