Ashland, Wisconsin is known as the “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” and one popular mural in the area is the Oredock mural.

According to the Lake Superior Circle Tour Adventure Guide, the Ashland Oredock Mural was painted in 2009 and is part of the Ashland Mural Walk. The mural beautifully depicts the historic 1,800-foot Oredock that was built in 1916 and utilized by the Soo Line Railroad to transport iron ore.

The top portion of the mural is the Oredock itself and below it are 21 separate paintings that illustrate the various uses and history of it over the years. Unfortunately, vandals recently decided to target this mural.

According to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, the Oredock mural was recently vandalized with spray paint and while it has since been cleaned, additional repair work will be needed.

In an effort to catch whoever is responsible for the damage, a reward has been offered. They announced the details Monday on Facebook:

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the vandalism of the Oredock mural between the date of Monday, August 28th and Friday morning, September 1st. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 715-682-7062.
Thank you and please share this post!!

MIX 108 logo
Get our free mobile app

Hopefully, with the help of the community and social media, they can catch whoever decided to damage something that took some much time and effort to create. The key, as is always the case in situations like this is to get everyone to spread the word as the vandals may not be residents of Ashland and could have been visiting the area during the dates above.

READ NOW: America's Tallest Water Slide Opening In Wisconsin In 2024

Offbeat adventures: Travel to the coolest hidden wonders in every U.S. state

Fuel your offbeat travel dreams. Stacker found the coolest hidden wonders in all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.) using data from Atlas Obscura.

[WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter private or abandoned property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing.]

LOOK: 25 must-visit hidden gems from across the US

From secret gardens to underground caves, Stacker compiled a list of 25 must-visit hidden gems from across the United States using travel guides, news articles, and company websites.

More From MIX 108