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The oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase makes history again. The Natchitoches Bead Town mosaic was unveiled to the public on the campus of Northwestern State University.

The mural depicts historic Front Street and the Cane River Lake, and celebrates the city's  tri centennial. Artist Stephan Wanger and dozens of local volunteers of all ages spent months to complete the project.
The mosaic is 48 feet in length and eight feet tall,  making it the largest bead mural in the world.

A representative from the GuinnessBook of World Records was there to certify the record.
 
Wanger will display the mosaic in Indiana and Chicago in the coming weeks. It's all in hopes of promoting Louisiana to residents of the Midwest.

 

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