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The William Jennings Bryan Mural in the Marion County Courthouse, Salem, Illinois.
The mural depicts Bryan's life in Salem.


William Jennings Bryan
Memorial Mural Unveiling
Marion County Court House
Main and Broadway
Salem, Illinois
3 October 1995

Chairman of the William Jennings Bryan Memorial Committee, Sarah W. Cary, introducing mural artist, June Goldsborough. June was a local artist who, after attending Southeastern Missouri State College and St. Louis School of Fine Arts at Washington University, moved to New York City in 1949. In 1985, Goldsborough returned to Salem. She is best known for her illustrations in children's books. The podium from which they spoke belongs to the Salem Presbyterian Church and was made especially for the church as a gift from William Jennings Bryan, a former member of the church.

The unveiling of the mural by Jenna Owen Rose (great-granddaughter of Bryan) and June Goldsborough (artist).

Maurice Decker and nephew, Mark Decker, Bryan Mural Committee members, posing by the mural after the unveiling.

Scott Rose, Stephen P. H. Frakes and Jenna Owen Rose, great-granddaughter of William Jennings Bryan, at the unveiling of the William Jennings Bryan Memorial Mural at the court house. Jenna is the daughter of Reginald Bryan Owen and granddaughter of Ruth Baird Bryan Owen. The Rose's live in California. Photo taken 3 October 1995.

Bryan Memorial Mural Committee members with the Rose's at the reception following the unveiling. Left to Right: Mark Decker, Jack Storment, Doris Whitten, Jenna Rose, Sarah Wham Cary (Chairman), Scott Rose, and Stephen P. H. Frakes (Secretary-Treasurer). The reception was in the Sweeney Building, located on the southeast corner of Main and Broadway, which has since been torn down.


Sarah W. Cary, Chairman
Stephen P. H. Frakes, Secretary-Treasurer
Farrol Armstrong, County Board
Norman L. Borgmann
George Bryant, Parks and Recreation Director
Kenneth Collier, County Board
Lou Daniels
Maurice Decker
Mark A. Decker
Mayor Leondard Ferguson
Dan Griffin
Larry Hodge
Roger Kinney, City Manager
Paula Moore
Deloris Mount
Dr. George Ross, County Historian
Jack Storment, City Councilman
Kathryn White
Doris Whitten, Salem Historical-Patriotical Commission



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