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1915 Street Dance Mural

 
 
1915 Street Dance Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
1. 1915 Street Dance Mural Marker
Inscription. A street dance held in 1915 commemorated the first electric streetlights installed in Tehachapi. The site of the dance was the corner of Green and F Street. The building there housed the Masonic Lodge and Post Office in 1915, and the mural shows the type of streetlight actually installed in 1915. Faces of current local residents, and those from the history of Tehachapi, were chosen to incorporate into the scene. The faces represent five former mayors and other old-time residents, as well as current residents, one child and a dog. The fire hydrant with a straw hat tossed casually on top is from the original photo.

Painted by Phil Slagter - 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Tehachapi Heritage League. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Location. 35° 7.909′ N, 118° 26.786′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on East Tehachapi Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tehachapi Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Kessing Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arrastra at Railroad Park
1915 Street Dance Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
2. 1915 Street Dance Mural Marker
(about 300 feet away); Beekay Theatre (about 300 feet away); The Muro House (about 300 feet away); Monolith (about 400 feet away); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (about 400 feet away); The Legend of Avelino Martinez (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
1915 Street Dance Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
3. 1915 Street Dance Mural and Marker
1915 Street Dance Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
4. 1915 Street Dance Mural
From left to right, Philip Slagter, Kay Marlow Welch, J.C. Jacoben, and Bud Cummings.
1915 Street Dance Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
5. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Walter Johnson, LaVenne Booth, Anthony Hurst, Shannon Hurst, and Gus Koutroulis.
1915 Street Dance Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
6. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Left to right, John H. Rombouts, Betty Hifner Burgeis, and Bob Burgeis.
1915 Street Dance Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
7. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Left to Right, Mary Escoto, Joe Sasia Sr. and Robert E. Taylor.
1915 Street Dance Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
8. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Left to Right, Lige Morris, Dick Johnson, "Boots", Warren Johnson, and George Koutroulis.
1915 Street Dance Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
9. 1915 Street Dance Mural and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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