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Friday, March 19, 2010

Santa Paula Murals #4

Celebrating Santa Paula’s Latino Culture
Corner of Main & 10th Street
Jose & Felisa Barcelona bldg.
Eloy Torres, Muralist, c. 2003

The Santa Paula Murals website explains:

This mural depicts the rich culture of Santa Paula’s Latino community. It honors their devotion to family, religion, education and country. It demonstrates their progression from laborers in the fields into the trades, business and professional fields through hard work, perseverance and determination. It illustrates their love of music and their cultural awareness with the musician and Zoot Suiter. Landmarks in the background are Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, ca. 1929, Santa Paula High School bell tower, 1939 and Main Street clock tower, 1905.

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