Fountain County Courthouse Murals
Mural Tour (Desktop Version)
West Wall Second Floor

WORLD WAR I PERIOD, 1914-1939

This panel depicts the modern period (at the time of the painting of the murals) and contrasts the earlier period on the east wall.

In the war zone is a memorial plaque to the Fountain County boys who gave their lives to the war effort.

Modern farm buildings, machinery, and methods are the dominant features of this mural section. We see the railroads, important for the transportation of grain and other farm products.  Occupations of this period are represented by farmers at work, bricks from the brick factory at Veedersburg, and men employed through the Works Progress Administration.

The dress of the era is evident not only in the workers, but also in the styles of the “Young Moderns” of 1939.

The Fountain County Courthouse and the Kingman High School were projects of the Public Works Administration.  The paintings on this wall began with a view of the Wabash River bridge at Attica, and it ends with the iron bridge that crossed the river at Covington.