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Mural painting of Flood Of 1937 in Metropolis, IL

METROPOLIS, IL – OCT 27, 2015: The mural, depicting the flood of 1937, was painted by Benjamin Watterson located on the corner of Market Street and 7th Street in downtown Metropolis, IL.

There are six murals all together in the downtown area between Market Street and Ferry Street, each representing a historical event that help shape what Metropolis is today.

Accompanied with the renderings are plaques that describe the event in detail with dates and names.

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Mural painting of 1923 Fire Rescue in Metropolis, IL

METROPOLIS, IL – OCT 27, 2015:  A mural depicting the 1923 Fire Rescue on the Happy Hearts Senior building is located on the corner of 7th Street and Market Street in Metropolis, IL.

See giant Superman statue in Superman Square just up the street from the Fire Rescue mural.

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Historic Market Street in Metropolis, Illinois

METROPOLIS, IL – When you take a stroll down Market Street (AKA Main Street) in the small town of Metropolis (pop 6,465) you will see a locally-owned businesses and other services nestled inside the historic buildings.

Market Street starts at Superman Square where a 15 ft. Superman statue looks directly down Market Street.

Metropolis is known as the Home of Superman, a main tourist attraction for the quaint town with a Superman Museum to boot.

The Ohio River is just a couple of blocks south and is known for its breathtaking views around sunset.

SOURCES: metropolistourism.com | supermancelebration.net | wikipedia.org | cityofmetropolis.com | metropolischamber.com