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City of Murals

TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO - Tucumcari is known as the city of murals - but they only started popping up in the last couple of years. That's thanks to one husband and wife team who've painted more than 50 pieces of artwork in the area - Doug and Sharron Quarles.

They just moved to Tucumcari about eight years ago after a trip for Doug to ask for his future in-laws blessing to get engaged.

"I had never been further west from Louisiana, so this was all fascinating. I had read so much about the art scene in Santa Fe and Taos, so I was in my dream world, still am," he said.

Lots of empty wall space also helped make the move easier because the couple is always brainstorming new works to create. They say they have no plans on stopping any time soon.

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