"Resources of the Soil"
The egg tempera mural “Resources of the Soil” was painted by Ben Cunningham in 1938. The mural depicts Mendocino County landscapes and people, including men working in a lumber mill, a man tending a vineyard, horse riders and harvest time in an orchard.
When the 75-year old New Deal Ukiah post office building was closed in 2012, the mural was removed and sent to Chicago for restoration. It was returned to Ukiah in November 2016, where it is temporarily on display in the lobby of the city’s Civic Center. “The mural eventually will be hung in the new Mendocino County Courthouse once it is built, but for now it is on “long-term loan” to the city.” (Ukiah Daily Journal)
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