Artist: Curt Nelson, Mural 17, Completed 2007
Location: West wall Rock Rapids Machine & Welding, 1108 First Ave.
This is one of those murals you need to take at least a second look at. Each of the letters in "Rock Rapids" includes an historic site which still exists or is woven into the town's history. From the "R" to the "S," the sites include the Rock Rapids School 1897, Melan Bridge in Emma Sater Park, Congregational United Chuch of Christ 1893, city water pump station 1890, school 1870, Methodist Church 1896, Lyon Hotel, Illinois Central Depot, blacksmith shop early 1900s and livery stable.