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Exploring the Murals of La Verne

When the old Cycle Claremont community rides failed to incorporate themed rides into their schedule I was disappointed. With such a rich artistic and historical legacy in the city those rides might still be taking place.
Oh well, our friends and neighbors in La Verne  - the La Verne Bicycle Coalition and La Verne Historical Society with the logistical assistance of Bike San Gabriel Valley, put together a great little spin this morning visiting six art sites around the city. Each stop along the circuitous route was accompanied by a brief talk by the artist and / or other informed resident.
the group shot
While I would have liked to made it through this post in one sitting, the multiple events taking place this weekend will no allow it. I have to run... Never-the-less, and rest assured, there will be more to come...
If I am not mistaken Mayor Kendrick said this mural was the city's first piece of public art. Beyond that though, what it depicts is the ranch owned by his family (grandpare…

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