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   Our Citrus Roots Mural
   12 x 32 ft., acrylic on red bricks
   May 2022
   La Verne, California
Our Citrus Roots Mural

This mural is painted on a building on the campus of the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. In the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, much of southern California was covered with vast citrus groves. Citrus became a vital part of the development of the state of California after the Gold Rush and with the coming of the railroads from back east. And many of the regions and communities of California prospered and grew with the development of the citrus industry. La Verne was a vital part of that development.

The mural displays a stylized version of an old orange crate label that depicts of a vast citrus grove with the hills and mountains near La Verne as the backdrop. Palm trees and clusters of fruit frame the scene in the foreground.