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Main Street, Santa Paula

This mural is in Santa Paula CA, a small town about 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean near Ventura and nestled in a large valley full of citrus groves.

The mural, on a corner on Main Street, commemorates the history of Santa Paula's Main Street. The large image inside the archway depicts Main Street in 1910. If the viewer stands next to the mural and looks the other direction down Main Street, he or she sees the view in the mural, with many of the same buildings.

The other smaller pictures show other scenes from Santa Paula's past: the original library, an early Hispanic market, and a schoolhouse.

Main Street, Santa Paula
18x71', acrylic, Nov. 1998
Santa Paula, CA