The Irene Masteller Mural

The Irene Masteller Mural (HM1KRZ)

Location: Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 37.357', W 121° 54.788'

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Lovers Point Mural Pacific Grove, CA

The first panel:
The native people of this coastal area - The Rumsien Ohlone and The Esselen - lived in a world of natural beauty and abundance for thousands of years. Their way of life was drastically changed by the arrival of the Europeans. Those who survived adapted to their new world, and today, many descendants of these original people feel strong ties to their ancestors and to this land.

Second panel:
In 1880, the population of Pacific Grove's Chinatown was over 100 men, women, and children. Within this makeshift village, located were Hopkins Marine Station now stands, the Chinese practiced their traditions and developed the techniques of nighttime squid fishing. A mysterious and tragic fire destroyed most of the village in 1906. Forced to move on, the Chinese families persevered, and still continue to make significant contributions to their communities in Monterey County and beyond.

Third Panel:
In 1875, Mr. David Jacks, whose substantial landholdings included a grove adjoining his Monterey property, made a legal agreement with San Francisco's Howard Street Methodist Episcopal Church. The Pacific Grove Retreat Association was formed, and 30 X 60 "Tenting Lots" were sold, at $50 per site. This paradise in the Grove inspired the saying, "Carmel-By-The-Sea, Monterey-By-The-Smell, and Pacific Grove-By-God".

Fourth Panel:
Japanese Brothers Gennosuke and Chujiro Kodani, educated in Marine Biology and Fisheries Management, introduced diving helmets, suits and gear from Japan to the Abalone Fishing Industry of 1898. In 1904, Otosaburo Noda, a leader of the Japanese Community, began building a Japanese Tea House on Lover's Point. The elegant tea house was torn down in 1918.

Artist John Ton
Series This marker is part of the Pacific Grove Historical Mural Projects series
Historical Period17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberHM1KRZ
Year Placed1998
Placed ByIrene Masteller, on behalf of Pacific Grove, Calif Arts Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationPacific Grove, CA Lovers Point Park, walk north along the paved Bicycle/Jogging path 1/4 mile, view mural on wall along the path.
Location DescriptionAlong MONTEREY PENINSULA RECREATION PATH, a very long painted mural showing local people histories.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 597182 N 4053559
Decimal Degrees36.62261667, -121.91313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.357', W 121° 54.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 21.4200" N, 121° 54' 47.2800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)831
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Pacific Grove CA 93950, US
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