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San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Early California

Outdoor Mural by

 

—Artist Donald “Putt” Putman —

 
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By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
1. Early California Marker
Inscription. The 72 foot mural depicts life in early California with scenes of Native Americans, Francisan Padres and Senoritas. It was painted over a period of three months. Images projected against the wall at night provided the basic outline necessary to complete the painting during the day. Finished in June 2001, it instantly became a modern day landmark in the historic San Gabriel Mission District.
Putt Putman was raised in Alhambra, California and has been an artist for most of his life. He was an instructor at the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design for over 12 years. He has produced many significant works of art, including several murals. Early California is the largest and considered to be his most significant work to date.

He paints to please himself and the pleasure is contagious.
 
Erected 2005 by Ramona Parlor #109 Native Sons of the Golden West, Ola Addante President.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.827′ N, 118° 6.522′ W. Marker is in San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Santa Anita Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between
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By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
2. Early California Marker
McGroarty Street, South Mission Drive and South Santa Anita Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 West Santa Anita Street, San Gabriel CA 91776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Gabriel Veterans War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mission Playhouse (about 300 feet away); Joseph Chapman’s Millrace (about 600 feet away); Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door (about 600 feet away); Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza (about 600 feet away); 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition (about 600 feet away); San Gabriel Mission (about 600 feet away); Old Spanish Trail (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Gabriel.
 
Early California Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
3. Early California Mural
Early California Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
4. Early California Mural
Early California Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
5. Early California Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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