Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Murals in Malakoff



The community was formerly known as "Caney Creek" and "Mitcham Chapel." An application for a named post office in 1854 under "Purdam (or Purdon)" or "Mitcham" resulted in the current name, because the other names were already in use. It is named for a Russian town.
In the 1920's coal mining became an important acivity.
The "Malakoff Heads" found in the 1930's resemble carvings of the Olmec culture. For more on the murals in Malakoff, see http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Malakoff/Malakoff.htm

3 comments:

Jim said...

Thats a nice mural, its looks like its well taken care of.

Katney said...

How many murals are there in Malakoff? We have a mural city near us with about 70.

ToppenishWA

It is amazing to visit and they do a "Mural in a Day" every June.

Lake Lady said...

Katney, thanks for the info, I'll check them out! Malakoff is a very small town but I believe there are about 4 or 5 there. I may do another post later and show the rest and a little history of them. Thanks for your interest!

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