"'The Legend of California'"
These seven 6′ x 9′ relief panels are carved from Indiana limestone and were intended for the school library.
“The Legend of California is a set of seven incised relief panels carved from Indiana limestone for the Library of the Coronado High School. Dedicated in February of 1941, the central panel depicts the mythical Amazonian Queen Calafia, after whom California was named. The side panels depict the various ethnic groups that have made up the population of the state. The Legend of California was executed under the sponsorship of the Federal Government Works Progress Administration.” (https://content.cdlib.org)
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