March 24, 2009
The Great Wall of Los Angeles
This huge mural project, depicting various aspects of California history from prehistoric times to the 1950's, was created in five stages between 1978 and 1983, with the participation of over 400 young people. It decorates a half-mile section of flood control channel along Coldwater Canyon Blvd. between Oxnard St. and Burbank Blvd. The mural can be viewed from a path through a grassy mini-park that follows the channel on its east side.