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Mural uncovered after crews demolish building

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Some crews in Iowa City made an unexpected discovery while tearing another building down.

It is a mural, painted in 1975 by an art class at the University of Iowa.
The class painted about a dozen around the area back then, as part of an urban renewal project.

Recently crews were tearing down a building to make way for a new high rise - and found the painting.

It's still in great shape.

"I think it's cool to find stuff that I didn't know was there, cause I walk past here almost every single day and instead of just watch that building come down and to have that behind there is just really unexpected," said Iowa City resident Donnie Bandy.

 

Bison in the mural were chosen because there were bison in City Park at the time.
The mural was done to compliment another mural done by the same class called "The Spirit of Black Hawk."

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