Do click on the photo to better see what are scenes depicting the life and times of Newmark.
You may wonder why this mural, that at one time must have been quite stunning is now in such bad shape. Well the answer lies in the fact the entire town was in bad shape. This is their Main Street. Not a single business existed. On around the corner in the distance the "business district" continued, all abandoned. Only a couple stores had stuff inside which appeared to be storage and nothing more. Another very sad example of small town America withering away.
Look again in the top photo and you can see a small stage off to the right. No doubt the little town once held some entertainment gatherings and social functions but no more.
This is linked to Oakland Daily Photo Monday Mural