Tales of the Trails

"Tales of the Trails" was painted in 2008
Joe Cotter

The Trails Inn & Timber Room
397 N. Broadway St.


About the Mural

This mural depicts activities in an Estacada dive bar popular with loggers and agriculture workers. Joe Cotter used sepia tones to express the historical nature of the establishment and the building, which was originally Estacada's first bank. The left portion is the interior of the bar and the right is the interior of the restaurant. Both sections depict actual customers and staff. The four small sections along the bottom represent true stories: the boiler blew up; arm-wrestling competitions between loggers were common; gambling occurred; and finally in the 1970's streakers on motorcycles rode through the restaurant and out through the bar. The Trails is the last remaining bar of the historic Triangle that included the Pine Cone and the Safari Club.


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