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Hidden in the Walls: Former FHS student’s artwork discovered


Kaden (left) and Taylor Schuls with their dad’s artwork recently discovered behind a bank of lockers at FHS.


By Jamie Johnson, FHS English teacher

When 1994 high school graduate, James Schuls, was handed a piece of artwork from one of the on-site construction workers from Miron Construction, he was speechless.

Hidden in the walls behind some old lockers being removed due to the school’s renovation by Miron Construction, was a drawing he created in 1993 as a junior at Florence High School. This was not a product of an art class assignment, but a piece he created on his own time.

“I always wondered where this picture went. It’s almost like my own found time capsule” he said.

The drawing depicts the profiles of an Indian man and woman and a collage of other images including a heron, a bear, a buffalo, a raccoon, an eagle, a drum, a detailed smoking pipe, feathers, bear paw prints, and an oar. The backdrop of the drawing is a landscape of pine trees and mountains.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.