Gibson Mariposa Park- El Monte Mosaic Art Project
Funded with a $25,000 grant from the California Community Foundation, the project involved getting the El Monte and surrounding communities engaged in designing and creating mosaic art pieces for the new neighborhood park - Gibson Mariposa Park.
For footage of the making of the tiles, please click below and enjoy!
City of El Monte Gibson Mariposa Park Groundbreaking - February 2010
For footage of the groundbreaking ceremony, please click below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37oOozQVM34
On December 14th 1963 in the hills about Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Reservoir suddenly cracked and eventually failed flooding the neighborhood below. Several people died and many homes were destroyed. Those of us who were there were already shaken by the death of John Kennedy only three weeks earlier. The reservoir's floodwaters literally washed in the turbulent times that lay ahead.
To see footage of the flooding, click the link below.
50th Anniversary of the Baldwin Hills Dam Failure & Celebration of the Unfolding of the Magnificent Parklands