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Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tehachapi Loop Mural

 
 
Tehachapi Loop Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
1. Tehachapi Loop Mural Marker
Inscription. The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the building due to the historic 1952 earthquake. The wall upon which the mural is painted appears to be cracking open from the force of the earthquake. The Loop is pictured in late summer colors, rather than the usual greens that are only seen for a short time in the spring.

Designed by John Pugh, painted by John Pugh and Marc Spykerbosch - 2002
 
Erected 2002 by Tehachapi Heritage League. (Marker Number 27.)
 
Location. 35° 7.935′ N, 118° 27.032′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pauley Street and West Tehachapi Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on South Pauley Street. Touch for map. The marker and mural are located on the West side of the Ace Hardware Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 West Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original site of the First Catholic Church in 1887 (about 400 feet away, measured
Tehachapi Loop Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
2. Tehachapi Loop Mural
in a direct line); Duty~Honor~Country (about 400 feet away); Gallinger House (about 500 feet away); Odd Fellows Hall (about 500 feet away); Red Front Blacksmith Shop Mural (about 500 feet away); Site of Bank of Tehachapi (approx. 0.2 miles away); People of the Mountains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tehachapi Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Tehachapi Loop Marker
 
Also see . . .  Tehachapi Loop Mural Must Come Down. The Tehachapi City Committee reported it was deemed "too damaged to repair," so after the mural is removed the wall will be painted to match the building. (Submitted on March 16, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.) 
 
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Tehachapi Loop Scene image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
3. Tehachapi Loop Scene
Tehachapi Loop Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
4. Tehachapi Loop Mural Marker
Tehachapi Loop Mural Sadley Gone image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 20, 2014
5. Tehachapi Loop Mural Sadley Gone
 
 
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 628 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5. submitted on July 29, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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