Caring for history

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By The Staff

A nearly finished floodwall mural offers a pictorial view of the medical care offered over the years by Tell City’s doctors and pharmacists. Joining other murals depicting the community’s river heritage, the health-related images show landmarks still standing such as the former Parkview Hospital, Dr. N.A. James’ home on Ninth Street, left, and Dr. Donald Lashley’s home on Franklin Street, below. Other images painted by Emilie Young include Schreiber’s and Dusch’s drug stores and the Main Street home that housed offices of Drs. William Muelchi and D.A. Dukes. Come spring, Young will add final details, including names of health-care providers. Work on the next mural, showing flood scenes over the years, will also resume in 2009. The Tell City Historical Society is sponsoring the project.