By Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

MOUNT JACKSON, Va. (AP) - A piece of Mount Jackson’s history is returning to the town’s water tower along Interstate 81.

The town is restoring a painting of a basket of apples that had been part of the tower since it was constructed in 2002. The painting was removed and the tower was cleaned after rust spots were discovered outside and inside the tank.

Town Manager Kevin Fauber tells the Daily News-Record ( ) that artist Eric Henn of the Dayton, Ohio, area began repainting the tower on Nov. 21. If the weather cooperates, the work is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

Atlanta-based Utility Service Co. conducted sandblasting and other preparation work.

The project will cost about $250,000.

The painting reflects Mount Jackson’s history as an apple growing and processing hub.


Information from: Daily News-Record,

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