2008-10-08 / Front Page

Colquitt's newest mural begins this week

by Terry Toole

Colquitt's newest mural started Monday as trusties get the large wall ready for the artists to begin their painting. Colquitt's newest mural started Monday as trusties get the large wall ready for the artists to begin their painting. I'll bet that the Anglin brothers would have never thought that the people in their home county would have ever produced a play or painted a mural in downtown Colquitt immortalizing the most infamous brothers to come from this area, and they really would have never dreamed that trusties from the Miller County Jail would be the main artists on this newest project.

The Colquitt/Miller Arts Council is pleased to announce that the newest mural in Georgia's First Mural city began Monday. This mural in partnership with Florida State University School of Art Therapy and The Miller County Sheriff's Department will illustrate the story of the legendary Anglin Brothers, two of the three people believed to have escaped from the inescapable Alcatraz Prison.

Their bodies were never found after the prison break, and the official ruling was they were presumed dead.

However, the mystery of their fate has been the subject of several television specials, and movies have depicted the great escape with the most well known one entitled "Escape from Alcatraz," starring actor Clint Eastwood,

The mural will be located on West Main Street and is the 13th in the series of the Millennium Mural Projects.

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