J.L. Long library mural painted by Hall of State artist

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Rick Wamre:

Few people know that J.L. Long Middle School and the Texas State Fair Hall of State building have something in common. In 1934, students watched as well-known local Dallas artist from the era, artist Olin Herman Travis (1888-1975), painted the “Food” mural in the school library. It was one of the WPA arts projects produced in Dallas during the Depression. Mr. Travis is also known for two murals he painted in the Hall of State at Fair Park.

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