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Wrangell log painted at City Park

 

April 18, 2019

Courtesy of Charity Hommel)

The Wrangell log, a log at City Park with the town's name carved into its side, is a popular piece of art amongst locals and tourists. The log was covered in dark blue paint at an unknown time around April 15. Resident Charity Hommel said she and her family are looking into ways to remove the paint, and will try to begin restoration work sometime after Easter.

City park is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the outdoors. The park is also the site of some artwork that is equally popular amongst locals and tourists. A large log, with the town's name carved into its side, sits on the park's beach. According to Wrangell resident and photographer Charity Hommel, a group of carvers and chainsaw artists decided to etch "Wrangell" into the log. They did not ask for anybody's permission to do so, she said, but the log has become a staple of sites to see around town.

"Folks have come to enjoy using it as a backdrop for photos," Hommel said.

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