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Pueblo's Historic Levee (also known as the "Pueblo Levee Mural Project"), is a mural along the levee of the Arkansas River. Classified by The Guinness Book of World Records as the "longest painting in the world," it stretched a full three miles throughout the city Pueblo, CO. Originally started in the 1970's, the mural continued to grow until late 2014. The levee was originally built after the devastating 1921 flood, which made it over ninety years old. The levee was in poor condition and in order for the necessary repairs to be made, the concrete needed to be resurfaced. Hence the destruction of the longest mural in the world. Cynthia Ramu, educator for the Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences, hired Mr. John Wark of Wark Photography Inc., to preserve the historic artwork with ground and aerial photography as can be seen in this collection. 

 
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