This mural, installed in the Winooski Public Library in 2015, combines the history of Winooski with popular children's books characters. Find some characters that you recognize!
The dragon is Champ's ancestor, obviously :P Baby Champ unfortunately got mostly cut off on the very left- but you can still see his nose if you look closely!
The early inhabitants in this area were the Abenaki, and they used nets and spears to fish in the river. They also harvested wild onions, a plentiful crop along its banks.
Winooski is an Abenaki word for 'at wild onion land'
Winooski was an important area for a fort, as there was access to the waterway, but also a useful hill location. Unfortunately this came with a disrespect for the native inhabitants. Also pictured are Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mr. Frog, a fairy, and in the distance the BFG.
Lyra (with her daemon Pantalaimon) holds a golden compass in front of the BFG and the Little Prince.
Factories used the rivers to their advantage. They also heavily used children to work in the woolen mill. Shakespeare looks from a tree as a mermaid snips the line off a fisherman's pole, protecting her salmon brethren.
The Tortoise and the Hare, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, the Illiad
Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella
Mr. Toad, Gilliver, the girraffe, the Pelly, and flying books of course!
Where The Wild Things Are, How the Elephant Got His Nose, Lord of the Rings, The Cat in the Hat, Huckleberry Finn
The young women's rights activist teaches a young girl to read in front of the eye of Mordor. The characters from Wizard of Oz escape the tornado, under the eye of a flying monkey. The river runs clear in the foreground.