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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Santa Paula Murals #1

Chumash Heritage Mural Santa Paula Public Library Ann E. Thiermann c.6-4-2000

"[Ann E.] Thiermann carefully researched all aspects of life among the Chumash Indians in this area and hiked into the hills above Santa Paula to the site of a former Chumash village. She received confirmation for all the details in her mural from a professor of anthropology and Julie Tumamait, a local Chumash “culture bearer."

"The mural is used as a teaching tool for school children who learn about the first inhabitants of Santa Paula and are intrigued by learning about their way of life and the many animals and birds depicted in the mural."

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