Posted: Nov 29, 2012 4:44 PM by KXLF Media Center
Updated: Nov 29, 2012 4:47 PM
BUTTE - Historic ghosts signs are slowly being lost in Uptown Butte, but starting Friday a step will be taken restore them.
"It's a portal to the past," George Everett, director of Mainstreet Uptown Butte, said of the fading murals. "It makes it easy to imagine what Butte was like in its earliest day."
Mainstreet Uptown Butte invited a group called Walldogs, who specialize in mural art, to analyze what is left of the historic ghost signs in Uptown Butte. A recent inventory found nearly 100 ghost signs in the area, according to Everett. Many are near the point of no return.
On Friday the two members of Walldogs will tour Uptown Butte and evaluate the ghost signs. On Saturday they will hold a meeting at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend and hear feedback from the Walldogs. They will give a presentation starting at 12-1:30pm. They will discuss what needs to be done and how they can preserve the signs.
Mainstreet Uptown Butte hopes to restore at least one sign this summer and potentially paint a new one.
Two view previous work by the Walldogs visit www.thewalldogs.com.