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Gonzales in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Mustard Seed Trail

One Voice Murals Project

 
 
The Mustard Seed Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2013
1. The Mustard Seed Trail Marker
Inscription. The legend of “the mustard seed trail” is rooted in the Portola expedition which travelled through the Ohlone tribal lands with a wagon containing sacks of mustard seeds. These seeds were spread behind them as they travelled north in the winter, marking a trail for their return in the spring by a blooming yellow pathway.

Supervising Muralist: Trudy Karl • Asst. Muralist: Eliazar De La Cruz • Youth Muralists: Angelica Delgado, Azuzena Rayo, Claudia Picaso, Gerardo Camerena, Jose Morales, Misciel Flores, and Ceasar Rico

Special thanks to the following corporations and agencies for their support of the Private Industry Council Private Sector Youth Program: The Pebble Beach Compay, Tanamura & Autle, The Marriot, Searles/Art Max, The Jock Shop, The Dole Corporation, PG&E, and the City of Gonzales, and the Gonzales Rotary
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The goal of the “One Voice “ Murals Project is to enhance awareness of local cultural identities for Monterey County youths and their communities. This will be achieved through customized mural art and academics, work experience, field trips and mentoring in creative thinking that will ultimately give these youths “one voice” towards the dreams of their future.

This project was part of the 1998 Monterey County Summer Youth Employment Training Program
The Mustard Seed Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2013
2. The Mustard Seed Trail Marker
The marker and mural are on the side of the building and faces the parking lot for the City of Gonzales offices.
funded by the United States Department of Labor supported by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the Monterey County Private Industry Council.

 
Erected by One Voice Murals Project.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 36° 30.439′ N, 121° 26.658′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on 4th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 4th Street, Gonzales CA 93926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stag Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gonzales (about 500 feet away); Gonzales Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroad Station Site (approx. 8.5 miles away); Cesar Chavez Park (approx. 8.5 miles away); Mission Nuestra Señora Dolorosísima de la Soledad (approx. 8.6 miles away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 8.6 miles away); The De Anza Expedition in Soledad (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gonzales.
 
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The Mustard Seed Trail Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2013
3. The Mustard Seed Trail Mural
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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