"Origin and Development of the Name of the State of California"
“There is a series of murals painted under WPA/FAP funding by Lucile Lloyd. The three murals were dedicated on October 16, 1937 at the first Los Angeles State Building at 217 West First Street, hung in an Assembly room. The middle was 16’x13′ and side panels were 6.5’x13′. They were moved after the original site was damaged in the 1971 LA Earthquake. The murals are titled ‘California’s Name’ and now reside in the Senate Committee Room, Sacramento.”
The three panels that comprise the murals “Origin and Development of the Name of the State of California” “tell the history of the name of California. The two side panels portray important flags that have flown over the state. The central panel shows the history and development of the state through the Spanish Mexican and American eras. Realistic figures trace the state’s history, and vivid, colorful images illustrate the state’s unique natural beauty and resources.” (capitolmuseum.ca.gov)
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