Back in Florida for more of the murals of Lake Placid...this mural is 62 feet wide and 14 feet high. It represents the Turpentine Industry which was a major industry in this area, starting around the turn of the last century. The customers included owners of wooden ships that required pine gum caulking for the vessels.
Walter Coachman and a man named W.T. Sessions started Coachman's Consolidated Naval Stores, and owned more than 2 million acres of Florida's finest pine forests. In camps recalled by this mural, workers collected gum that was distilled into turpentine widely sold across America.
In addition to the murals in Lake Placid, they also have trash containers throughout town, decorated to reflect aspects of industry. This one represents the Spirits of Gum Turpentine, distributed by Consolidated. If you look closely, you can see the swing-door in the letters "um" of "Gum".
Linking to Monday Murals.