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A Mary Shiminksi homage appears in 2017


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Rt. 9 Rail Bridge
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42° 53' 2.6628" N, 72° 33' 15.678" W
A Mary Shiminksi homage appears in 2017

A few days after we posted last week’s Brattleboro Historical Society podcast (by BHS trustee Joe Rivers and his students at BAMS) featuring the story of Brattleboro's most famous graffito, this new message appeared on the railroad bridge over Rt.9, heading to Chesterfield.

Well played, graffito man. Well played.

Photo by Bill Holiday.

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Transititioning to the ordinary

I enjoyed this one a lot. As we all know, it started out as an unfinished I Love Russ...... Then some wag added the T. Then it was funny. It stayed funny for years but now it's back to just being someone's name -- Rusty. Not funny, just standard graffiti. Not complaining, but I have a new favorite graffiti at that bridge and it isn't this one....

 
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appreciate

Yeah I smile every time I pass under that bridge because I was here for the original "I love You, Mary Shiminsky" for the book of poems so titled, for living in a place where the graffiti artists are lit and history fans. We are talking decades of riffs on that bridge. I try to imagine the late-night scenes when the writing gets done. Epic. They have to write upside down, I presume.

 
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The Other Side

Didn't the other side of the bridge have "MARRY ME P BEAR?" or something like that for a while?

 

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