The Constitution-Tribune is publishing an eight-chapter series about Jim the Wonder Dog, a Llewellin setter that lived in Marshall, Mo., during the 1930s.
The Constitution-Tribune is publishing an eight-chapter series about Jim the Wonder Dog, a Llewellin setter that lived in Marshall, Mo., during the 1930s. The dog amazed everyone with his ability to follow any command, hunt like a champion and even predict the future. The series began last week and a chapter will be published each Tuesday and Thursday. Chapter 4 appears on page 4 of today’s C-T Aside from the fact that Marshall is nearby (about 60 miles south of Chillicothe), an interesting note is that Chillicothe muralist Kelly Poling was commissioned recently to paint a mural depicting Jim the Wonder Dog. The mural is 12 feet by 24 feet and is by the Jim the Wonder Dog Museum in the northwest corner of the Marshall square. It took Poling around seven days to finish. Poling just finished his 54th mural last year. That mural is in Moberly. He has three more murals scheduled for this year: two in Chillicothe and one in Hamilton. The Chillicothe murals will be painted on the south wall of Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery and on the south wall of the building located at the northwest corner of Washington and Clay streets. This location previously was the site of the Graham’s Mill Bridge mural. The Jim the Wonder Dog series was produced by the Missouri Press Foundation as part of a statewide reading effort to get young readers involved in the newspaper. The series was written by Carolyn Mueller.