The River of Life Flows Through the Family Tree mural was painted on the wall at Ralph’s Beer Distributor on W.Va. 7, near the railtrail. The mural was painted by WVU graduates Nada Aboraya (left) and Vane Huggins (right). Tony Tarantini, owner, looks at the attraction.
The original Ralph’s Beer was operated by Ralph Lagatta on South University Avenue in the late 40s and early 50s. After he died, his sons sold the business to Antonio Tarantini in 1965, then to Tony Tarantini in 1993 and Cody in 2018.
Below, Tony Tarantini holds a framed photo of the original Ralph’s Beer on University Avenue.