Incidents in California History

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Artist: Suzanne Scheuer

Location: Main Post Office, 2000 Allston Way

City: Berkeley

Date Painted: 1937

Date Photographed: 2015

Photographer: Jimmy Emerson

Image License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Description: early white settler-colonists of California, man holding horse's head, man with donkey, man with horse- family surrounding head, person holding rifle, bear, Native American with bow and arrow, scientist/friar with scientific tool. Friar is holding scroll that reads: "Berkeley. Pedro Fages and Fray Juan Crespi first white men to set foot on land now Berkeley, 1770-1772. Luis Maria Peralta, young soldier, Anza Expedition becomes first land owner "Rancho San Antonio" 1820. his son, José Doingo is first resident. American, settlers, squatters, lease-holders, hunters arrive about- 1850- Town selected for College Site 1858. University dedicated 1860. Town named after Bishop G. Berkeley 1866. First Post Office established in Dr. Merritt's drug store 1877. Painted by Suzanne Scheur Treasury Relief Art Project 1936'37"

Notes: details of scroll below

Jimmy Emerson, 2015