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1915 Street Dance Mural

 
 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
2. 1915 Street Dance Mural Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arrastra at Railroad Park (about 300 feet away); Beekay Theatre (about 300 feet away); The Muro House (about 300 feet away); Cement Production in Tehachapi (about 300 feet away); Tehachapi’s Founding Fathers And Incorporation in 1909 (about 400 feet away); The Women's Prison in Tehachapi - 1932 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.
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By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
6. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Left to right, John H. Rombouts, Betty Hifner Burgeis, and Bob Burgeis.
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By Denise Boose, February 24, 2012
7. 1915 Street Dance Mural
Left to Right, Mary Escoto, Joe Sasia Sr. and Robert E. Taylor.
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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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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