Near Bodega in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
September 10, 1976
Erected by Regional Parks Foundation.
Location. 38° 21.352′ N, 122° 56.311′ W. Marker is near Bodega, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Bodega Highway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15538 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watson School (a few steps from this marker); Freestone House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Potter School Est. 1873 (approx. 1.9 miles Saint Teresa of Avila Church (approx. 2 miles away); Bodega Bay (approx. 2.1 miles away); Christo’s Running Fence (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sturgeons Mill (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sturgeon's Mill (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodega.
More about this marker. This marker is located beside the school at Watson School Historic Park.
Also see . . . Running Fence - Wikipedia. The piece was the subject of a 1978 documentary film Running Fence by Albert and David Maysles. The film includes scenes showing the local response to the project, which ranged from excitement to resentment and active protest. Several Californians including Expressionist painter Byron Randall protested the piece on the grounds of both land infringement and lack of artistic merit; however others appreciated the beauty of the work and in the end the project was completed. (Submitted on February 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.