In 1910, the newly-incorporated Village of Young dreamed of the future. Today, visitors can see those dreams splashed across what they’re calling the largest free-standing mural in the world, painted to commemorate the town’s history.
A legacy of Young’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the mural was designed and painted by Manitou Beach artist Michael Gaudet, who read through histories of the town and then created a montage out of 31 historical images selected from among hundreds sent in by people from the community. A legend next to the mural identifies the photographs, the people, and events they depict.
And it’s really big – 20 feet high by 80 feet long, sitting 10 feet off the ground.