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Friday, March 19, 2010

Santa Paula Murals #2

This mural is located at 715 East Main Street, in Santa Paula, on the east side of the Bank of America. The muralist was Chuck Caplinger, and it was completed in 2002.

The Santa Paula Murals site (not affiliated with this one) describes the mural:

Santa Paula Family Farms, 1880s –1930s
The small family farms seen all around us today on the outskirts of Santa Paula are a testament to the hard work of the early pioneer families and workers. Here you see the evolution of agriculture from the 1880s to 1930s. Cattle and sheep ranching and dry farming grains, lima beans, walnuts and apricots took place on small family farms. Two scenes shown here are cattle being roped for branding and the young sheepherder Joe Anthony Jauregui with two lambs. At left, women are preparing apricots for drying and at right, families harvesting walnuts.

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