Mural by Maple Grove Artist Honors Rogers’ Past.
A new mural in Rogers pays tribute to the city’s past. “We’ve been talking about it for probably four or five years of doing something to dress up the building and represent Rogers of the old days,” said Rod Keller, owner of Antiques 101 in Rogers. Work on the mural alongside the Antiques 101 building finished in June.
The mural showcases the various businesses along Rogers’ Main Street in the 1920s. Former resident Jean McFarlane painted the mural. Though a Maple Grove resident, McFarlane is a customer of the antique shop. She thought it was a perfect place to showcase a part of Rogers’ history.
The store’s owners say it’s an important tool to help preserve the city’s past. “We all came from someplace. We should respect where we came from and respect the people that went through all the hard times to get us to where we are now,” Keller said. The mural took about a month to complete. McFarlane received help from the Rogers Historical Society and Lions Club to come up with the design.