Archive for Lon Megargee

Statehood Capitol Murals

Scholar Betsy Fahlman shares the story of Lon Megargee’s Statehood Murals.
(Special thanks to actor Richard Briggs for the voice of Lon.)

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Lon Megargee (1883-1960) came to Arizona in 1896, and after a decade as a cowboy, decided to give up ranching for painting. At statehood, he executed fifteen murals for the State Capitol, and for nearly half a century he was intertwined with significant events and institutions connected with this state’s history. Read more