Aviation Artistry Mural

The Town of Carleton Place is justifiably proud of one of its iconic figures, and now has an enormous wall mural to tell the story. A ceremony took place just after Remembrance Day 2012, at which the town unveiled the mural immortalizing one of its famous sons: World War I Flying Ace Captain A. Roy Brown (1893-1944). Located at 224 Bridge St. in the downtown core, the piece, painted by area artist Shaun McInnis, depicts the air battle that brought down the infamous Baron Manfred von Richthofen – known as the Red Baron – in 1918. In addition to his WWI exploits, there are lots of interesting stories around Brown, including a connection to Ian Fleming’s James Bond tales. For more info, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce at 613-257-1976 or www.cpchamber.com.

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