Roadhouse Mural

roadhousemural.jpg
299 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada
299 Oliver St. Williams Lake British Columbia V2G 1M2 CA

Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2014
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA and City of Williams Lake on Williams Lake’s 85th Anniversary

About:

Dwayne wanted to paint a scene from a roadhouse which were vital centers during the goldrush era before the railroad. Dwayne says the stage coaches could only make 20-30 miles a day, so we had a lot of these roadhouses dotting the gold rush trail. They provided a post office, café, and hotel services to gold miners. Towns like Williams Lake grew up around the roadhouses. The practice of the day was for gold miners to stop and get rest and supplies on the way to Barkerville and then, depending on their luck, they would return to the roadhouse to either buy it, or work there until they could afford to get back on the goldrush trail. This is the scene from a typical roadhouse, a stopping place for stage coaches on their way to and from the Barkerville gold rush. The mural is dedicated to the many posts that serviced the road-weary travellers of the 1860’s to the mid 1900’s from Lillooet to the Cariboo to Barkerville. The car and truck are from the 1920’s. The man on the horse is Antoine Boitanio (1880’s – 1940’s) who was born on the Alkali Lake Reserve and was instrumental in starting the Williams Lake Stampede. Boitanio Mall, Boitanio Park and Boitanio Lake all bear his hame. The man smoking is Charlie Twann, honoured in 2006 by BC Cowboy Hall of Fame after 70 years of working on cattle ranches. When Dwayne was a child he saw Twann’s photo and he always remembered it – he painted Twann’s photo into this mural because his pose reminded Dwayne of all the Tsilhqot’in cowboys. The man in the middle is the property owner’s dad who is still alive and well and living in the area.

Artistic Notes:

Sepia tones are used to capture the feel of a time long ago. Dwayne used the truck and car to anchor the foreground of the mural in the actual modern-day parking lot, to give the viewer the impression that one could step into the past and join the gold rush fever. Dwayne had help from his uncle Stew Davis, who is not an artist but was willing to do blocking-in work. Artist Elizabeth Hoelderl contributed her skills to parts of the pick-up and the car wheels.

roadhousemural.jpg 1 year ago
Showing 1 result
dining.jpg
299 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada 0 km
Looking for the best nearby casual dining steakhouse and no-frills restaurant in Williams Lake BC...
swimsuit.jpg
275 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada 0.02 km
vacation.jpg
271 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 CA 0.03 km
We are a new local business located in the Delainey’s Centre in Williams Lake, BC. Serving the Ca...
yoga.jpg
271 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada 0.03 km
Satya means truth, we invite you to discover yours. Wellness is a business of friendship; of lift...
key.jpg
271 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada 0.03 km
Locksmith and Knife shop
recycledpaint.jpg
271 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2, Canada 0.03 km
Artist: Young Naturalists Club with Sashi Star, 2011 Made Possible by: Delainey’s Lock &...
296 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.03 km
book.jpg
247 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M2 Canada 0.04 km
35 years as your independent bookstore. Located in the heart of Downtown Williams Lake, The Open ...
Lightbulb.jpg
266 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.05 km
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTRE Business Lending Workshop & Training Business Plan Consultatio...
mercantilemural.jpg
8 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H9 Canada 0.06 km
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2012 Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA, Cariboo Friendship Society and ...
camera.jpg
8 3rd Ave. S, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H9 CA 0.06 km
Laureen is a passionate and creative artist  who has developed a special ability to capture the e...
pencil.jpg
30 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T5 Canada 0.06 km
legendsofthe75th.jpg
29A 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 Canada 0.06 km
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2004 Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City of Williams Lake, Peterson Contr...
computer.jpg
29A 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 Canada 0.06 km
Computer training school in Williams Lake, British Columbia
bag.jpg
29B 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 Canada 0.06 km
lotion.jpg
240C Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.06 km
240A Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.06 km
dining.jpg
36 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A2 Canada 0.06 km
utensils.jpg
KFC
310 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 4C2 Canada 0.06 km
dress.jpg
24G 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.07 km
lipstick.jpg
24C 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M6 Canada 0.07 km
Certified Esthetician/Nail Technician,Lip Sense Distributor, MAP Certified, Certified Footlogix/L...
money.jpg
24D 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.07 km
hair_dryer.jpg
24A 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 1H6 0.07 km
Quality hair services offered in the comfort of my home or downtown at a new salon. I offer all h...
hair_dryer.jpg
24A 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.07 km
chef.jpg
24F 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.07 km
Small Japanese Sushi Restaurant in Williams Lake, BC
bag.jpg
24B 2nd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.07 km
29C 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 Canada 0.07 km
radio.jpg
79 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3 CA 0.07 km
We are an Indigenous broadcasting group supporting revitalization and restoration of Tŝilhqot’in...
leaf.jpg
79F 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3 Canada 0.07 km
scissors.jpg
79 3rd Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3, Canada 0.07 km
28959294_1186356664801229_6882970283799226509_n.jpg
327 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC, Canada 0.07 km
250.-267-8087250.-267-8087
Ready made meals and catering services located in downtown Williams Lake B.C. Cooking fresh, from...
construction.jpg
327 Oliver St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4, Canada 0.07 km
Downtown Williams Lake is a not-for-profit business improvement association which engages in a va...
paper.jpg
235 Oliver St. Unit 106, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.07 km
Oliver & Co. is a full-service law firm with a busy practice servicing clients throughout the...
lotion.jpg
46 3rd Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC, Canada 0.07 km
250-398-8885250-398-8885
Acrylic nails, gel nails, waxing, spa pedicure, manicure
hand.jpg
29D 3rd Avenue South, Williams Lake, BC, Canada, V2G 1J1 0.07 km
I have recently returned the Cariboo and I look forward to building my practice. During my school...
hand.jpg
29D 3rd Avenue South, Williams Lake, BC, Canada, V2G 1J1 0.07 km
hand.jpg
29D 3rd Avenue South, Williams Lake, BC, Canada, V2G 1J1 0.07 km
clipboard.jpg
29D 3rd Avenue South, Williams Lake, BC, Canada, V2G 1J1 0.07 km
Our practitioners are committed to optimizing patients’ health through team-based practice....
pencil.jpg
336 Mart St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 4N1 Canada 0.08 km
basket.jpg
79B 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3 Canada 0.08 km
basket.jpg
79D 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A3 Canada 0.08 km
welcometoourgarden.jpg
349 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.08 km
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2008 Funded by: Communities in Bloom About: This garden scene was inspired ...
money.jpg
220 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.08 km
vacation.jpg
357 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.09 km
In our own backyard or abroad Allways Travel can look after all your travel needs.
28 3rd Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H9 Canada 0.09 km
fourindustries.jpg
92 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M1 Canada 0.09 km
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2003 Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City of Williams Lake About: Communit...
soccer.jpg
369 Oliver St. Unit 200, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.1 km
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake is dedicated to providing innovative mentoring pr...
community.jpg
369 Oliver St. Unit 203, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.1 km
soccer.jpg
369 Oliver St. Unit 207, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5 Canada 0.1 km
house.jpg
369 Oliver St. Unit 101B, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.1 km
3Gen is a family owned and operated business that has been in Williams Lake since 2006. With year...
fitness.jpg
369 Oliver St. Unit 100A, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 CA 0.1 km
(250) 305-4466(250) 305-4466
dollar.jpg
76 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A2 Canada 0.1 km
furniture.jpg
94 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z4 Canada 0.11 km
(250) 392-4014(250) 392-4014
(250) 392-5313(250) 392-5313
community.jpg
267 Borland St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R4 Canada 0.11 km
The Drop In Center is a save place for men and women over the age of 16. At the Drop In Center, p...
utensils.jpg
86 3rd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 4C2 Canada 0.11 km
Just imagine a warm tender pita, filled with thinly sliced strips of lightly spiced Donair meat. ...
computer.jpg
11 2nd Ave. S. Unit 3, Williams Lake, BC V2G 3W3 Canada 0.11 km
Sandtronic Business Systems Ltd. provides full-office services with trouble shooting problems. We...
calculator.jpg
11 2nd Ave. S. Unit 1, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L9 Canada 0.11 km
house.jpg
11 2nd Ave. S Unit 2, Williams Lake, BC V2G 3W3 CA 0.11 km
construction.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 207, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
PDS Guard Services has been servicing the security needs of clients in Williams Lake and the Cari...
computer.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 204, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
tree.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 301, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
We provide recreation and culture programming to at-risk youth as a means to crime prevention, as...
lotion.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 306, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
construction.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 302, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
Celtic Engineering Ltd provides quality Engineering and Environmental services to the public and ...
construction.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 302, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
pencil.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 305, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
Business management consultant in Williams Lake, British Columbia
community.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 208, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
lipstick.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 101, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
worker.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 203, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
leaf.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 304, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
I am the only licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the south/central Cariboo, with office locations in...
paper.jpg
383 Oliver St. Unit 206, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4 Canada 0.12 km
John D. Russell (1960) studied law in Vancouver (UBC) and specializes in business law. Since 1992...
lotion.jpg
19a 2nd Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC, Canada 0.12 km
community.jpg
19A 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z3 Canada 0.12 km
19 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z3 Canada 0.12 km
69585857_101466794573309_3320334359206035456_n.jpg
19a 2nd Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC, Canada 0.12 km
Lash Studio, Lash Academy, Lash supplies and products in the heart of the Cariboo
games.jpg
190 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 Canada 0.12 km
The Realm of Toys has everything to spark the imagination! Toys and crafts fill every inch, while...
dress.jpg
190B Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 Canada 0.12 km
house.jpg
98 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z4 Canada 0.12 km
bag.jpg
183 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L9 CA 0.12 km
778-412-9838778-412-9838
Owner and operator Vicky Ortiz strives to fulfill all of your magickal and spiritual needs. Along...
72C Second Ave. S., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H6 Canada 0.13 km
lipstick.jpg
77A 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z3 Canada 0.13 km
Located in the beautiful downtown core of Williams Lake, All Dolled Up is a full service destinat...
dress.jpg
178 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 Canada 0.13 km
calendar.jpg
178 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 Canada 0.13 km
250-296-9197250-296-9197
crosinamural.jpg
171 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L9 Canada 0.13 km
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2015 Funded by: Crosina Family, Downtown Williams Lake BIA, City of William...
house.jpg
171 Oliver St., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L9 Canada 0.13 km
We’re dedicated to selling your home or finding you that dream home you are searching for. ...
dollar.jpg
77C 2nd Ave. N., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z3 Canada 0.14 km
shoe.jpg