Big Stories from Two Little Towns

 

Brownfield Denmark Elementary School, 3rd grade,

2012

 

In 1947 there was a devastating fire that almost completely destroyed the town of Brownfield. Fourth graders heard many stories about the fire, including firefighter John Pandora's story of being knocked out, falling in a hole and the fire passing over him. There were also acounts of lumber mills and log-rolling on the Saco, and cooking over a woodstove.

 

 

Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels

 

collaborators: Brownfield Historical Society, the Denmark Arts Center and community elders

 

grant support: the Davis Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation