Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, TX! We would love for you to snap a selfie with Orbison welcoming you to Vernon. This mural is located on the corner of Main Street and Olive Street.
Right across the street, you can find the Robert Brown Hibiscus Mural. Vernon became the Hibiscus Capital of Texas in 2021. We had to have a mural to represent this accomplishment and all the hard work Robert Brown did to make the Hibiscus breeding program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research performed by Dariusz Malinowski a prominent program for the center and Vernon. This mural is located at the corner of Main Street and Olive Street also. This mural and the Roy Orbison Mural were created by artist, Selena Mize.
Our third mural is one of a local legend, Harvey Dean. Harvey Dean was an African American, entrepreneur who sold tamales on the corner of Wilbarger Street and Main Street to raise money to put his children through college. His story is one we are so proud to tell! This mural was completed by Ferdine Le Blanc.
Learn more about our murals via this documentary done by Wichita Falls Alliance of Arts and Culture and Lincoln Center in New York City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-pRDCwcbBo
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