site: 715 East Main Street
Bank of America bldg.

completed: 2002






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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.




Chuck Caplinger, muralist

A career artist for three decades, Chuck Caplinger specializes in portraits, desert oil paintings, and murals. His paintings hang in collections in Europe and the U.S., and his outdoor historic-themed public murals are represented in cities throughout Southern California.

In the fall of 2001, his work was shown at the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens in Cherry Valley, CA. The exhibit, titled The West-From the Reservations to the Range-A Retrospective, also featured bronzes by Russell and Remington.

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