Own a copy of the newest Jackson County Historic Mural – The history of the Black River Dam and the Flood of 1911.
To honor the 100-year anniversary of the Flood of 1911, The Chamber, with the help of many generous donors, just completed the newest Jackson County Historic Mural painted by local artist Susan Sampson. This new mural is located outside the Chamber office next to the Town Creek Bridge. The mural is double-sided; one side depicting the history of the Black River Falls Dam and the other side depicts the devastation of the flood of 1911. We worked with individuals from the Jackson County Historical Society and the Black River Falls Public Library History Room to find photos from the era that were used to create both sides of the mural.
Along with the completed full-size mural are limited edition prints that are available for purchase. These prints are exact replicas of the murals, framed together, in either a standard or deluxe frame. The different styles are on display at the Chamber office and they can be customized to fit the décor of your home. There are only 100 of these prints available, in honor of the 100-year anniversary, many of which have already been sold. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to have a small piece of Black River Falls history of your very own for your home or business. Consider purchasing a print as a holiday gift for a loved one, your employee group or maybe for even for yourself. The price for the prints is $79.95 for the standard framing and $99.95 for the deluxe frame. Proceeds are utilized by the Chamber to provide tourism and member services to Jackson County.
You can stop into the Black River Area Chamber to place your order. For more information on the mural or other activities the Chamber is involved in call 800-404-4008.