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Artist Laura Turgeon is Drawing The Town

Don's Knock You Out Sign
May 2017

few miles outside of Oriental (on Highway 306 on your way to the ferry) is a faded sign, leading to a simple building. That building houses Don Turner’s “Knock You Out” boxing camp.

World champions, including Evander Holyfield and Evgeny Gradovich, have trained there. The sign caught the attention of artist Laura Turgeon, who brings it to you this month:

TownDock’s camera caught the less faded sign in 2011 for an article:

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Laura Turgeon and her husband Gil Fontes live in Oriental. When they are not out looking at boats Laura and Gil are often seen with drawing instruments or paint brushes in hand. More of Laura's work can be found at her site LauraTurgeon.com.