Darelyn HEMET, CA
I helped paint the crack in the Liberty Bell in 1976. I grew up feeling
pride and patriotism every time I drove by the dam. My kids feel the
same, since I tell the story each time we pass it. I would hate to see
future Americans denied the benefit of experiencing this monument to
our great country's 200th birthday.
Christy MEDFORD, OR
I served in the military from 1968-1970. I lived in Norco but graduated
from Corona Sr High in 1967. The first time I saw it made me well up
with pride for our great country. It will be a great shame and a
disservice if they remove it or change it. I really hope it gets
Brian SUN CITY, CA
To not repair and replace this mural would truly be a disservice to all
those that served.
LaLonnie NORCO, CA
This is part of my life and history. I grew up seeing this from a child
on my way to go camping. Now I enjoy seeing it to remind me to honor my
great country and our freedom.
Susan SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
I've visited California and this blew me away.
Natalie AURORA, CO
I remember when the mural was painted. It had great meaning then and
still means a lot today. Seen by so many people that it inspires
daily, it deserves to be restored and maintained like any historic
monument because that's a piece of history. Not just for Corona, but
for our country.
I was 10 when this mural was created. When I first saw it I was in awe.
This was such a special event for me it created a feeling of joy and a
strong pride for me. This mural is our history. This represents so much
for each and everyone who sees this even for the first time. To remove
this would be a crime. A crime against "The People". The people who
have gave their all and some their lives. This mural for me is a
keeper. Fix it, keep it!! I am a retired Navy veteran. This is
inspirational and it must be kept!!! Don't destroy history!!!
Marcy POINT, OR
This is part of our heritage. I grew up seeing that at least weekly.
Why take away something that actually means something to people. When
there is so little in Corona or Norco that we can be proud of. Let ou
rd children and grandchildren see the pride we had for where we lived.
Fix it up a little and keep it forever. The cost wont be too great, but
the memories would be priceless.
This mural must be saved! I was 5 years old when this mural was done
and I am a very proud American, born in raised in Corona, Class of
1988. My sister, Corona High, Class of 1976, my brothers, Class of
1974, 1981 & 1982. My Sister Genovieve was apart of creating this
mural as well.
As my children were growing, I would tell them the story behind this
mural and it's significance to our area and our country. How their
children and their children's children will always be able to drive by
and see this mural just like I did back in 1976. I couldn't ever
imagine a time when it wasn't there. Seeing the graffiti that was done
to it last year disgusted my children and I. What kind of American
would do this to such an iconic mural?
The Pledge of Allegiance, The Declaration of Independence, The Liberty
Bell, The American Flag, The Statue of Liberty and this beautiful Mural
are symbols of why we are Americans and a part of this great nation.
Thank you to the students of 1976 for being a big part of reminding us
about our Freedom. God Bless America, Land that I Love!
Melanie Dastrup CORONA, CA
I know the students who
designed and painted the dam, it is part of our history.
Sondra Thornton LYNNWOOD, WA
I have very fond memories of living in Corona during my Jr High and
High School years. This is a beautiful tribute to our country. Too much
of what is good is torn down these days. There seems little respect or
pride in our heritage. It would be a terrible loss to lose something
that brings such pride and joy to so many. Please do not "dis" the
students of Corona High AND our country by destroying this wonderful
patriotic contribution to the community and all that pass by it on the
highway. Thank you.
Scotty YORBA LINDA, CA
It has been there as long as I can remember and make me think of all
the military that has fought for those right, including my family.
Janice LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ
Growing up in Corona & Yorba Linda As well as serving in the Army
it was always a welcome sight to see & still is. God Bless
Sherry SUN CITY, CA
I'm from Corona, was 16 when
it was painted by family and friends.. Leave it alone..
Ross RIVERSIDE, CA
This mural needs to be saved.
Pamela YUCAIPA, CA
I grew up seeing this!! I think it's shameful what has been done to
it!!! Please fix it and keep it beautiful!!!!
Randy KINGMAN, UNITED STATES
I knew some of the people that painted it!!!
STEVE BOLIVAR, MO
As a Veteran for over 25 years, the dam is still a reminder why I
Karen REDDING, CA
I grew up down in Orange County and I remember this sign it was always
impressive to see when driving by! We need to care more about
keeping special places in California, too much is just thrown away
Moira GRAND TERRACE, CA
I've been driving by that since 1976, can't imagine it going away. Just
let volunteers go out and take care of it.
Roland PLACENTIA, CA
Used to drive to work every day and look at it and also a veteran.
Barbara CORONA, CA
My family helped paint it!
Delores RIVERSIDE, CA
Love to watch it as I am passing thu, great patriot to our country
Lance OGDEN, UT
I helped paint this back in
1976 and proud of what it stands for.
Douglas NASHVILLE, TN
One of our best
employees/associates, Ellen C#####, helped paint this sign in 1976.
Good cause then, even better cause now.
Kriss GRESHAM, OR
I grew up in Norco and remember when this mural was painted; in a time
we were still flying the flag at half-staff in memory of the POW-MIAs
in Vietnam; in a time when people fixed thing and reused things and
loved this country and took pride in where they are from. Would be a s
shame and a loss to remove this mural.
Patrick COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
I graduated in 1976 from Corona Senior High School. I know I'm going
home when I see the dam - as a Veteran for over 22 years, the dam is
still a reminder why I joined.
Anna CORONA, CA
Whether you live in Corona, or are just passing through, the mural
symbolizes our fidelity to the most sacred American principle: FREEDOM
Mark , AZ
Grew up there. It's a Corona tradition
John APPLE VALLEY, CA
The father of my friend was
involved in the creation of this awesome mural. He was shot and killed
on his way home from a kids baseball game. It should be restored to
honor our forefathers dream.
Shirley CORONA, CA
This is my home as a Veteran!
KENT , CA
It's a significant icon to this Country's Independence.
Jacqueline RIVERSIDE, CA
Tearing this monument down would be like tearing down the Statue of
Liberty or the Washington Monument.
Megan CORONA, CA
I've lived in this city all my life. It's a nice mural and reminds me
I saw the painting when it first went up in 1976. Respect for its
history means it must be preserved, restored.
Ashley CLOVIS, CA
I grew up in this area, saw this almost everyday driving down the
freeway. Its just normal to have it there, its a piece of history,
taking it down would be horrible.
Kyle RIVERSIDE, CA
I grew up with it and my
mother in law helped paint it
Michelle CORONA, CA
I love the history behind it. I remember my dad telling me what it
stood for and hope to someday tell my son the same story.
Christina CLEARLAKE OAKS, CA
It's something important to me
The mural is important to not only the surrounding community but this
fight is symbolic of the struggle to keep the opinions of the public at
the forefront of decision-making as opposed to special interest.
I would be willing to come out and help re-paint it! I also believe in
maintaining the original.design
James CORONA, CA
Loved seeing this when it was first painted and was disturbed when
maintenance was stopped. We need to keep the message alive!
Robert CORONA, CA
I would volunteer to assist.
Martin KANSAS CITY, MO
As a child, my family would drive by that mural once every couple of
months in the 1980's on our way from Newbury Park to Grandpa's house in
Riverside. We loved seeing it because it meant we were getting close!
Alexandria RIVERSIDE, CA
I am signing because I grew up in Corona and remember driving by it and
looking at it in awe. As a child, it was a masterpiece to the city. It
helped Corona stand out when it was still a small town. That mural mean
so much to the people of Corona, both of the past and present; and it
will continue to mean something to those in the future.
Les RIVERSIDE, CA
I'm in the environmental field and I know the lead based paint used to
paint this wonderful mural is not and will not hurt anything! This move
has nothing to do with the lead paint, it's just more to do with
expression of the majority of the people being taken away to appease a
few who find our patriotism offensive. I hope and pray to GOD that the
mural is left and if anything re-painted exactly the same which by the
way would encapsulate the lead paint which is exactly what should be
done!!!! God Bless America!
Patrick RIVERSIDE, CA
The IE needs to keep its american patriotism.
Colleen LAS VEGAS, NV
I grew up and lived in Corona until I was 38. This mural was painted by
Corona High students while I was attending scool there.
Maria RIVERSIDE, CA
My family lived in Prado and
my husband and I both help paint the original dedication.
Nad CHINO HILLS, CA
This is our city landmarks. Do not destroy it restore this its a
Cyndi MORRILTON, AR
This was painted when I was 16 and attended Corona High at that
time...I grew up driving past this often. Still look for it today when
visiting So Cal!!
Alta TWAIN HARTE, CA
I believe in this cause & was a Corona High Sophmore that year =
1976, when the mural was orignaly done!! I love It, My County and My
Hometown of Corona, CA!!
Ellen NASHVILLE, TN
I believe in history to be told!!♡
Joan CORONA, UNITED STATES
Just went by this last week and noticed it needed repairs. This is
history. Please sve it.
Ann SURPRISE, AZ
I use to live in Norco and always remember seeing the sign as we drove
by it. It should be repaired as a reminder of our Bicentennial.
Lynda CORONA, CA
Our history is disappearing. Let's try to save what we can now, for the
Jeanie CORONA, CA
I have lived in Corona for over 25 years and my heart is warm every
time I drive home and see this welcome!
Christine RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
I grew up in Norco, CA and loved the Centennial painting on the dam.
Nice to see history portrayed on he dam. Unique and wonderful. Please
don't let it go.
SONIA RIVERSIDE, CA
I want to keep and save the Prado Dam Patriotic Mural.
It stands for AMERICA, It stands for the AMERICAN PEOPLE -UNITED!
Raul PERRIS, CA
Because I was about 6 yrs old when this mural was painted and I will
always remember what it stands for and keep reminding me everyday I
drive I pass by there after work. Even though it's not the same I still
know what it stands for. So please keep it up.
Kathlee CORONA, CA
My son who is deceased and
many of his friends helped to place the mural there.
Jennifer TUSTIN, CA
My Aunt helped originally
paint this as a high school project. It's apart of history
Robert MORENO VALLEY, CA
Its history. ...
Jack SUN CITY, CA
I helped paint it and I would
not be happy if it were just talking from all the people who see it
Sharie RIVERSIDE, CA
This sign is a part of my history as a native Californian.
Armando HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA
I remember when they were doing this..
Sarita CORONA, CA
I feel its an important part of Corona that should be kept for many
more generation's to enjoy.
Simon TULARE, CA
I saw that being painted - and we the people love it !
Erik CORONA, CA
Good for scenery
Lisa SANTA ANA, CA
I have signed it because my
sister Shirleen Law help paint it as part of a high school project at
Rand CORONA, CA
I grew up seeing this mural
Phil CARLSBAD, CA
Corona High School Class of 1975
Sandra CORONA, CA
Prado damm is part of my family history before that dam was built it
was a small city down in there
Cindy RIVERSIDE, CA
I love it, I grew up seeing that everyday!!!
Aiden CORONA, CA
Because I am supporting this
Jesse BAXTER, TN
When living in Chino Hill, I would drive by this dam with my children
and use the opportunity to explain to them what the 200 years of
freedom meant to us.
Erika CORONA, CA
I'm a long time Corona resident. History and patriotism needs to be
Gerald. RIVERSIDE, CA
It's part of Southern California not just Corona or the IE. It shows
American pride and millions of people see this every year. Just look at
it the question should be "Why is this not important ".
Christopher CORONA, CA
Because America is important to me...
Sandy ELIZABETH, CO
I am a former Corona resident and a graduate of Corona High class of
Douglas ONTARIO, CA
This should be retianed as a National Historic Landmark.
Tiffany CORONA, CA
ive grown up in Corona, I'm raising my daughter in Corona. It would be
crushing to loose one of the few landmarks we have left.
James FOOTHILL RANCH, CA
This is not just a part of southern CA culture it's a remembrance of
Brian DALY CITY, CA
The Mural should remain in Corona. Do not destroy history!
Mary VANCOUVER, WA
I grew up in Chino Hills, this sight represents a happy memory of
leaving town and taking off to the beach, Disneyland, or to visit
family in San Diego. As a teen when it was painted, I never knew how
special it would seem all these years later, and it's really sad to
think of it being gone. I think it's very historical and so rare to
have such a truly splendid display of patriotism, which we really need
more of these days.
Kei MONTEREY PARK, CA
I think it's great to have this kind of historical mural in local!
Rose RIVERSIDE, CA
I remember seeing it when it was first painted off the freeway on our
way to Riverside to visit family .
Jeffrey RIVERSIDE, CA
To restore and maintain the mural.
Cliff PALM SPRINGS, CA
I have driven the 91 Fwy from LA South Bay to Palm Springs over 40
years, I have worked in the Chino Valley off and on from 1979 to 2001
and have always been impressed and proud of the mural for as long as it
has been there. It would be a great loss to have it vanish in name of
progress or any other weak reason. Please repair or replace with same
Philip CORONA, CA
It needs to stay until 2076, when we change it to 300 years of freedom.
John RIVERSIDE, CA
Preserve patrotic murals.
Steven CORONA, CA
I remember when it was originally painted. For over 40 years this mural
has welcomed people to the inland empire. It is of historical
Marilyn BRIGHAM CITY, UT
I grew up in Corona, where my parents still live, and everytime I
visit, I look for this patriotic landmark. Please restore it.
Phyllis GALENA, MO
I remember when this was painted and enjoyed viewing when driving by....
Susan PASO ROBLES, CA
I used to drive past this everyday when I lived in Chino Hills and made
me feel like I was almost home when it came into view. It needs to be
Joanna CORONA, CA
Corona heritage! Patriotic! Beautiful sight!
Mary TAYLOR, TX
I was born & raised in Southern California. The mural should be
Liza LAKE ELSINORE, CA
I helped to paint this
landmark. It should be saved.
Brett CHINO, CA
I'm signing because I live near that mural and pass by it often. It
needs to be restored and reserved as part of the local heritage.
Christopher CHINO, CA
I have lived in Chino my whole life and I always look forward to
checking out the mural when I drive from the 71 to the 91. It is a
piece of home. I don't know how they could even think of removing this
piece of history.
Sherry YUCAIPA, CA
Because it's patriot and shows pride in our history.
Steve FONTANA, CA
It is one of the few symbols left in this state to remind us this
country was founded on freedom and not progressive ideology.
Nichole YUCAIPA, CA
it's a part of the history of that era I have seen it and love seeing
how patriotic. I'm glad its there we need to keep it
Lora YUCAIPA, CA
Because that sign is what America is all about!
WANDA PARK RAPIDS, MN
As a graduate of Corona High School it has become a legacy. I look
forward to seeing it when I return back to Corona. It also brightens up
the dam on the drive and it also shows the patriotism that the people
of Corona have. Please do not replace it.
Kenneth CALIMESA, CA
It shows pride for the USA and lets visitors know we will fight for our
Efrain SEATTLE, WA
I grew up in corona and remember it well
Debbie MONTGOMERY, AL
I am orginally from Riverside, CA and drove by it almost everyday. I
don't think there is any reason it should be removed.
Sandra NORCO, CA
I've live my entire life in this area and I was in ahh when I was
little when I saw the sign. Now I want my children to enjoy seeing it.
Tomas Fuerte LAKEWOOD, CO
I grew up in Corona and will always remember this a historic landmark
of the town and of our country
Sherry CORONA, CA
To me this is already a historical landmark! Born 1961 I remember the
farms that flooded out behind the dam. The dam pays tribute to those
who had history there also. In my opinion.
You change it and it becomes JUST another dam.
Noreen RIVERSIDE, CA
It is a shame that the mural has not been maintained and that also a
group such as Army Corp of Engineers doesn't get the importance of a
patriotic symbol particularly one created by young people! Ridiculous!
Victor CORONA, CA
A historic monument shouldn't be taken always.
Debra CORONA, CA
I grew up driving to and from Riverside seeing this.
Lupe CORONA, CA
This mural was designed and
painted by my many of my high school friends. I am a native of Corona,
and would like the mural to be a legacy for the proud people of Corona.
Nancy MYRTLE POINT, OR
This is seen by thousands daily and is a good reminder of how fortunate
we are to live in this country.
April GROVE CITY, OH
I first saw the painting when I was about 10 years old. Now at 45, I
cannot imagine it not being there. Please do not let the painting be
lost due to red tape.
Steve CINCINNATI, OH
I grew up in Corona and it's part of our community that needs to remain.
Rebekah ROGERS, AR
This is AMERICA keep it!!!
Paula LITHIA SPRINGS, GA
I grew up in Corona and the mural on the dam was something I always
Teresa NAPA, CA
I went to Corona H.S. And lived most of my life in Corona. The dam
mural was a mainstay in my growing up. It seems a shame that anyone
cant see clear to preserve the mural.
Tammy CORONA, CA
I was a little girl when this was painted; i have always enjoyed seeing
it for as longs I can remember driving by it on the way to Riverside or
San Bernardino. Please don't remove it...revive it
Jeannette OAKLAND, CA
Its History and A tribute to America
Ann TULSA, OK
The part where I grew up
Quentin CORONA, CA
This mural is part of my childhood!!
Melinda CORONA, CA
I was part of the group that painted the original mural in 1972 which
was upgraded in 1976. This is patriotism at the grassroots level. This
Tracy TEMESCAL VALLEY, CA
I have lived in Corona area for 25 years. When I drive past this
landmark, I KNOW I am getting close to home and where my heart resides.
Would be a shame to lose this mural. PLEASE REPAINT after removal of
Suzanne CORONA, CA
When I first moved to Corona from Northern California, I worked in Los
Angeles. When I would see this mural, I knew, and felt, I was minutes
away from 'home'.
Mike RIVERSIDE, CA
I was there in 1976! I went to CHS
Cari CORONA, CA
My sis in law painted it, and
she takes major pride in it.
Sherry ISSAQUAH, WA
I grew up in Corona and remember when this mural was first painted. I'd
hate to see it go!
Jennifer CORONA, CA
As a young girl I would LOVE passing this mural! I was born in 1976 and
my Grandma always kept bicentennial coins and such for me and I was
always so proud to see this mural. It would be wrong to remove it! Save
it and restore it!!
David Brien WESTMINSTER, CA
It is a historical monument and an example of young people working
together to create something good for the public to appreciate.
Rosemary CHINO, CA
I want the sign saved and repainted!!!!
Paula ROCKLIN, CA
Please save the sign. It's uplifting.
Sara RIVERSIDE, CA
This huge symbol of patriotism is a daily reminder of our freedoms to
thousands who drive the 91 fwy daily. Unlike smaller monuments hidden
in parks and corners, this one is boldly available for public viewing.
So choose another paint. Why is that so hard?
Dee CORONA, CA
This is a wonderful And patriotic sign that should be kept for the city
and the 300,000+ cars daily that see this.
Donad CORONA, CA
This mural should be preserved as a reminder to future generations what
the original intent of America is, and that every citizen has the
responsibility to preserve that original intent for future generations.
Taylor MERIDIAN, ID
This is a part of my childhood, I would hate to see this go!
Candace RIVERSIDE, CA
Former Corona resident--hope to come back soon----was impressed with
this patriotic sign even before moving to Corona which I resided in
Kathryn BONITA, CA
I was one of the students
that helped paint the dam in 1976. We were proud of it then and we are
proud of it now!
Andrea POST FALLS, ID
I grew up in southern CA.
Kathe MISSOULA, MT
I grew up there and graduated from high school in 1976!
Jackie REDLANDS, CA
Tim LAKE ELSINORE, CA
This mural should be repaired and declared a historical landmark.
Justin COSTA MESA, CA
I grew up in Corona and this is a great piece of history and Americana.
Danielle CORONA, CA
It's a monumental part of the IE
LYNNE RIVERSIDE, CA
IT HAS BEEN PART OF OUR PATRIOTIC EXPERIENCE EVERYTIME WE DRIVE DOWN
THE 91.......THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO TAEKE IT DOWN. CHANGE DOESN'T
ALWAYS HAVE TO MEAN DESTROYING THE PAST. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE LEAD
PAINT HAD TO DO WITH IT. NONE OF US ARE GOING TO TAKE OUR LITTLE KIDS
THERE TO CHEW ON IT........THIS IS OUR HISTORY WHETHER LIVING IN
CORONA, RIVERSIDE, ANYWHERE..........
Tricia CORONA, CA
I've lived in Corona my whole life and it is a symbol of our city!
Samantha CORONA, CA
I have grown up looking at this mural. When I was young I always knew
we were almost home when I saw it!
Christi CORONA, CA
I have lived in corona 38 years and this is a monument to Corona we
don't have many so let's not get rid of the couple we do have ....
Andrew RIVERSIDE, CA
It is a part of So Cals history
Brian HOLLISTER, CA
Remember when it was painted,and the people of corona all join in to
paint it. people that cared about the town and its growth.
Mindy BUCKEYE, AZ
I used to live in Norco and like everybody else, knew that we were
almost home when we saw it coming back from orange county. It has been
there for a long time and should stay there!
Jennifer KEAAU, HI
I'm signing because this is the sign I saw my whole life and made me
get that feeling you can't describe because it meant so many different
things all at once! Please keep this sign!
Shi BALL GROUND, GA
Because it was an icon growing up and I think it would be a shame if it
William RIVERSIDE, CA
This great mural has become a part of our landscape and should not be
Jennifer OAKDALE, CA
Because I grew up seeing this
mural my cousin helped paint. Please don't take away childhood memory.
Daniel CORONA, CA
Because it is historical and I want to be able to explain to my son the
meaning of the mural when he is old enough to understand. He's 2yrs old
Gerald CHINO, CA
I was born in 83 this has been here my whole life and is a STAPLE in
our community, It is the ONLY nice thing to look at going from the 91
or 71 right there. Keep it or consider yourselfs Treasonous.
Brenda RIVERSIDE, CA
It is important for what it stands for. It is important because of the
people who did it. It is important to the people who see it. It is
History and a landmark!
Patricia TEMECULA, CA
I am a Corona Senior High 1976 graduate!
Judith SPARTA, WI
im signing this because for 40 years this has been a beautiful mural
done by the senior class of Corona High School with following Seniors
doing the upkeep. This is a treasure. Protect our proud American mural
that generations of Corona residents created, volunteered upkeep on and
taken and taught pride in! It's Corona's mural, let's keep it forever!
Dawn FONTANA, CA
It should stay up!
Brent CORONA, CA
I want it restored. Resident of Corona since 1974
Troy MURRIETA, CA
Its important to preserve art and promote patriotism. This is a great
example of both!
Adam CORONA, CA
i've lived in corona for over 35 years. It's a landmark to the city.
Would hate to see it go.
Diana CORONA, CA
This mural has been there all my life and I would hate to see it go. It
would be nice to have it restored.
Amy CORONA, CA
I've lived in Corona for over 30 years; this mural is an iconic piece
of our history and patriotism. Please save and preserve to it's
Dan CHESWICK, PA
For what this particular patriotic mural signifies + the time and
effort placed into creating it.
Sherry CORONA, CA
I remember when it was painted and its a land mark for Corona.
Kimberly CORONA, UNITED STATES
I grew up with it, I am a 35yr old woman and have seen it in its
glory.. and defacement.. and its glory again, It is a part of soCal
Gretchen CORONA, CA
It has american spirit to it that makes me feel good.
Erica YUCAIPA, CA
Grew up in corona. My sister
painted on it in 1976. It is a piece of corona
Heather LAS VEGAS, NV
My dad was a part of this
Joanna CORONA, CA
I love that mural!! Don't remove it!
Natasha LAS VEGAS, NV
I grew up in Corona and that is a iconic mural
Judy INDEPENDENCE, MO
We lived in Corona for 14 years- the mural signals "You're home". it
Jeremy COSTA MESA, CA
I work for Orange County Water District; we own much of the land in the
area, and the mural appears in many of our official photos. It would be
great to have it restored to its original glory!
Robin KINGMAN, AZ
I grew up in corona and it reminds me of the good life I had growing up
Tracy CORONA, CA
I love seeing that mural! It stirs patriotism in me.
Douglas RIVERSIDE, CA
Showing respect for the greatest nation on earth, particularly when it
won't cost the government a single dime, is the least we can do.
Christine RIVERSIDE, CA
Not only do we need to keep our history intact but its our history as
human beings that can be passed on to our children and their children.
Keeping this precious site alive shows how much we care and want our
families to grow up knowing how proud we are to be in America. This is
the VERY first thing I remember seeing when I moved to Corona in 1976
from LaHabra...I was 15.
Brett BETHLEHEM, PA
I grew up in Corona and loved seeing this mural! It means home to me,
both locally and nationally. Keep the mural!
Sharpie CORONA, CA
The mural has been a part of our lives in Corona for a long time. I
remember when it was being painted... Would like future generations to
be as proud of it as the generation who created it.
Chase BREMERTON, WA
A lot of family members love this sooooo ya
Kim RIVERSIDE, CA
From as far back as I can remember, maybe , this has been part of
Lori CORONA, CA
Have admired it for 30 years!
Theresa CORONA, CA
This is in my City, people I went to school with painted it....don't
let it go
Rhonda BREMERTON, WA
Grew up in Corona this was an important part of my childhood
Paul MENTONE, CA
Because it is a tribute to the 200 year anniversary of the U.S. and
there is NO reason to remove it.
Dennis RIVERSIDE, CA
I appreciate its message
Loris RIVERSIDE, CA
It is a Landmark to Many!!
Mike ANAHEIM, CA
Our CHS class project - class
Gina LAS VEGAS, NV
I lived in Corona my entire life... the idea that that mural will not
be there breaks my heart the chronic that I grew up in hardly exist
anymore that mural is one of the few things that is still left of my
hometownthe place I called home for almost 40 years the place I
graduated from high school where my children were born
Ashley CORONA, CA
It's historic. It shouldn't be removed!
Lori LOS ANGELES, CA
I grew up in Corona. My
sister's class of 76 helped paint this. It has been there as long as I
Cameron IRVINE, CA
My family and I are from Corona and were there when it was originally
painted . Over the years it has become a shame to see it slowly fade
Dian BLOOMINGTON, CA
I grew up in Corona, a member of the German family. This painting is a
part of the history of Corona. So much of the history has already been
destroyed, please leave this painting alone.
John REDLANDS, CA
I was there the first time and I'd like to see it restored to its
Susan ROUND ROCK, TX
I grew up there and I think it should stay. It is part of our history
and simple things like this MEAN something
Kris CORONA, CA
I'm a native of Corona and feel that the mural helps instill the
patriotic feelings of everyone who sees it.
Jessica SIGNAL HILL, CA
First moved to Corona Hills in the 80's first memories of corona
Michelle CORONA, CA
Hayden AUSTIN, TX
I've lost count of how many times I've driven past this thing on the
freeway. It's been there as long as I can remember, and it should stay
Charles CORONA, CA
I remember when they painted it originally and thought how cool is
that. Living in orange county at the time it was a milepost as we
travel down the 91 freeway headed east. I'm currently a Riverside
resident and still enjoy seeing it when I drive on the 91. Let's not
lose this icon.
Erin VILONIA, AR
I was a graduated of corona
high in 1979 and my brother was a senior and helped paint that mural.
As an American and being raised in corona I want that to be a memorial
to all Americans to see
Frank CORONA, CA
I think is a great representation of our patriotism. I also think it
will be interesting to see if our massive bureaucratic system is able
to simply do what is right, like it did 36 years ago. This is great
opportunity for all levels of government to prove to the people they
can work together and solve a simple problem.
Kristina BOWLING GREEN, OH
I lived in Upland, Ca when this was painted. I was a child and
remembered seeing whenever I visited my grandmother who lived in
Carolyn COSTA MESA, CA
I have driving past it and been so proud ever since it was painted
there and repainted years later even. Live up that way for 27 yrs.
MADELYN BLOOMINGTON, CA
I don't want to see this taken down!
Bonnie CORONA, CA
Barbara RIVERSIDE, CA
it is important that we not lose the sense of history and patriotism
that makes this country great.
Kathy HELENA, MT
This sign represents an important era in our history - our country's
bicentennial celebration. And it is the gateway to my hometown, Corona,
Jennifer EASTVALE, CA
I used to drive by every day and it was made by engineers of America
John CORONA, CA
This is an amazing part of our Corona history and specifically a work
of Corona High students, alumni, and the community. Let's not lose it
like we have so many other historical landmarks.
Jaime-Ann EASTVALE, CA
It's the first thing that greets you as you leave OC and enter into the
IE. It's not only iconic but why would we remove something like this??
Lynn "BURNSVILLE, MN
I grew up in Corona and this is very important to all of us
Matthew SIMI VALLEY, CA
This should be protected and preserved for historical purposes
Debbie CORONA, CA
Because its a perfect location to show our patriotism. We are America
amd lets show how we are together. I would volunteer my time to repaint
the Prado Dam or whatever else we could do to show our Patriotism.....
Im PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Donald CORONA, CA
I am a vet
Regina RIVERSIDE, CA
Born n raised in Corona.
Kevin OCEANSIDE, CA
it should be restored to preserve its iconic history
Lisa VANCOUVER, WA
I grew up in Corona and would hate to see this iconic sign
removed...it's a source of pride for the community.
John CORONA, CA
I'm signing the petition because that mural has for the past 30 years
of MY commuting on Hwy 91 been a touch stone of arriving home. A
welcome sight after sitting in the tiresome 91 traffic for many
thousands of hours.
Heather GREENVILLE, SC
I grew up sering that sign almost everyday.
Theresa CORONA, CA
This has been a patriotic landmark for many years. Please save it!
Claudia VISTA, CA
I grew up in Corona. That is part of the city's history. How dare you
paint over it.
James DUBLIN, CA
This mural is a beautiful symbol of the patriotism in Corona. I
remember this in 1976, and I see it every time I travel home.
Wendy Davis SPOKANE, WA
My brother-in-law was one of
the people who participated in the original designing/painting of this
mural. I remember the feeling I had during the bicentennial and the
pride I felt/feel for my country. Please save this mural!
Christi Tackman CORONA, CA
I've lived in corona for 40 years and this is an iconic sight. Although
it is deteriorated now , I'd love to see it refurbished after the Dam
Debbie GARDEN GROVE, CA
I remember when this was painted, having lived in So Cal all my life.
It is a beautiful tribute to our country and it would be a shame to
Kathy RIVERSIDE, CA
I was one of the 1976 CHS
students who painted the mural. It is part of Corona's identity and
pride. Please restore it.
Jennifer REDLANDS, CA
It is a piece of history and the landscape I grew up with and is a
special memorial to our great country!
Kristine RIVERSIDE, CA
I would rather see beautiful artwork of American pride should be
displayed rather than the destruction of disrespectful taggers trash
all over the wall!!! God Bless America!!!
Scott JACKSONVILLE, NC
I always know I am home when I see this. Lived on Zircon St since 75
until I went into the Marine Corps
Kathy CORONA, CA
It is an historical icon.
Julie OAKLEY, CA
I grew up in Corona. I remember when that was painted and knew plenty
of people that participated in it.
David TEMECULA, CA
Lived in Corona most my life,
graduated from Corona Jr. High in 76 and CHS in 79. Knew many whom
painted the dam along with the Pocks whom lived there. Part of Corona
but America's historic landmark. Many see it as they drive down the 91
Fwy daily... Should be preserved.
Chris CORONA, CA
I love seein this mural as i drive home from work everyday, need to be
re painted...count me in if you guys need any help
Adra LINCOLN, CA
I lived in Corona for 15 yrs and this sign was always important to my
family. We need more of these all over our USA.
Marsha RIVERSIDE, CA
This represents America the land of the FREE and Corona
Sharon SPRING, TX
I grew up in Corona and this is a land mark I always look for when
driving into Town. It means a lot knowing that my High school did this.
I may no longer live in California but I can tell you it was one of the
first things I showed my son when we came for a visit
Scott CORONA, CA
I have seen this image for most of my life. It's a daily reminder of
the pride of our great nation.
Vicki VANCOUVER, WA
CHS class of 1976 - and proud Air Force mom! This symbol is an
important reminder of our history and our national pride. Please
Ray ALLEN, TX
This is great way for the city of Corona to come together as a
community and show our support of this great country we live in. It
needs to stay. I'm sure with number of high school in Corona today.
Getting volunteers to help with this project would not be a hard. God
Darcy CORONA, CA
I saw this for the first time on a trip my parents took me to the Lion
County Safari. I remember the feeling of awe and pride I felt at that
time. I love America. Amongst all the countries in the world this
country, and only this country, have founding documents in place that
guarantee the rights of the individual over the rights of a governing
body. This mural represents those ideals and reminds us that it is our
responsibility to live up to them. Don't take away that reminder.
Cathy CORONA, CA
Its part of the history of our great city!!
David SALEM, OR
Because I grew up there I played on that damn I was a kid I do not want
to lose it
Chris HERRIMAN, UT
The Prado Dam mural was my earliest memory when we moved to Corona in
1976. It is an icon. Let's preserve it!
Matthew RIVERSIDE, CA
Growing up in corona, would always see this and look for it when
traveling along the 91 frwy. Also as a Veteran it is a symbol of our
Sharon CORONA, CA
This has been something that I recall seeing in my youth, and to this
day,(everyday in fact) when I drive by I always look at that sign and
think about the veterans that have served for our freedom. including my
dad, brother, and now nephew. It would be great to have it
restored.Nothing changed to the original - If you want to put something
above or below fine, but it should be left as it was created
Mari CORONA, CA
It's a major part of history for Corona. I remember seeing it on my way
to Palm Springs back in the day. I would love to see it restored.
Darlene CORONA, CA
This is a Beautiful iconic symbol of Corona. I would love to see it
looking vibrant again. It's a delight to see when I'm coming back home.
I hate that it's fading away, please freshen it up. Thank you in
Steffen RIVERSIDE, CA
When we drove the first time in 2001 to Corona this mural was the first
thing we saw. It's history!!!
Keith CORONA, CA
Grew up looking at it. Don't want it to go away.
Dayle BRATENAHL, OH
I drove by that commemorative symbol for over 20 years. It is a part of
Kim RIVERSIDE, CA
I was raised in Corona, (CHS Alumni) I remember watching the mural go
up in elementary school. What it represents is most important.
Ralph IVINS, UT
I lived in So. California for 45 years, drove past it countless times.
It was an unforgettable sight the first time to see it.
Heather MORENO VALLEY, CA
I lived in Corona when this was painted, and knew people who
participated in painting the mural. I still have family living there,
and it is an icon in the community.
Lisa RIVERSIDE, CA
Its part of our history. So much gets destroyed today why not save
another little part of our great country.
Dina LAKE ELSINORE, CA
This mural represents our country and has been a part of everyones
Nicole STANTON, CA
This has been an icon in this area for decades. What is more important
than displaying a love for our country.
Please let the generations to come see this
David CORONA, CA
I am a Marine Corps Veteran and a Corona resident for over 20 years. I
love this country and the patriotism this mural represents. We need to
keep this mural and it needs to be beautified.
Karen CORONA, CA
I took part in helping paint
when I was a teenager
John RIVERSIDE, CA
Has become a prominent landmark which has been allowed to deteriorate
over the years and needs to be restored to its original state.
Troy RIVERSIDE, CA
We need preserve our history and its monuments, regardless of social
Mary CORONA, CA
When I was a young girl I always remembered this mural. I have always
been a Patriot, and I think it's a great reminder, that Freedom is
worth fighting for. It's a beautiful welcome into the IE when on the 91
Alaina MARIPOSA, CA
To me, this mural is a stunning reminder of the founding principals of
our country and has a patriotic message for all who love her. It should
never have been allowed to fade or be altered and should be restored to
the glory of its very first day.
Lorena HENDERSON, NV
It's a part of my friends past that is irreplaceable.
Francine WOODCREST, CA
I was born and raised in Riverside, CA, and I always look forward to
seeing it when we drive by. It is beautiful and should be saved with no
Melinda CORONA, CA
I've lived in corona all my life and this is a source of pride for the
Jeffrey TUSTIN, CA
It's an Orange County icon
Sandy MENTONE, CA
I went to Corona High and every time I pass this beautiful mural, I'm
taken back to that proud time of my life to be able to honor our
Joseph RIVERSIDE, CA
It's a symbol of a event of historical significance, our county's 200
th birthday. An high school class (my high school!) Raised the money
and covered the decades of graffiti with a meaningful tribute to the
birth of our nation.
Leah CORONA, CA
Preserve Corona's history and patriotism!!
Cynthia SAN JOSE, UNITED STATES
Class of 1972 was the first class to paint on the dam. It's important
to protect the current mural as a Historical Monument.
Sherry JOHNSON CITY, TN
I grew up with that mural. My teenage daughter loves that mural
Kristi CORONA, CA
It's beautiful, I see it all the time. Would hate to see it gone.
Jennifer CORONA, CA
This mural has had a special place in my heart, as well as many others,
for decades. It's sad and disappointing to see it now, and will even
worse if removed.
Paul CORONA, CA
I have passed this thousands of times. It is unfortunate it has not
We need to be reminded of out heritage.
Shirley SANTA ANA, CA
Zulma LAKE ELSINORE, CA
This was party of my childhood. A symbol to us kids that we were almost
home when we drove past it.
Crystie MENIFEE, CA
I lived in the Corona area during the painting of this memorial. I
watched daily as it progressed and a feeling of immense love for and
pride in our country flooded over me every day. I believe there are
thousands who feel the same way.
Gilbert CORONA, CA
Growing up i remember seeing this mural...its message....its
legacy...to me when i see this mural it means home....the love of this
country should be what protects this mural..it shouldn't destroy it. I
sign this as a plea to keep this mural...when everything else seems to
be fading away in this country let our community keep the one thing we
value and cherish the most.
Arthur MIRA LOMA, UNITED STATES
The freedom that the symbol represents.
Jon CORONA, CA
It has an American flag on it. You don't desecrate an American flag,
Diana CORONA, CA
I saw the dam before the Mural was put there it had graffiti all over
it. Now it has the bicentennial flag of our country on it. Each time I
see this flag it reminds me of how free we are still. I am filled with
Jennifer RIVERSIDE, CA
i loved growing up seeing this mural. It need a new paint job but needs
to stay for more generations to enjoy!! I am a bicentennial baby!!
James HERMITAGE, TN
I live in Tennessee, but spend a lot of time in Corona. I drive by the
mural quite often. In addition to being quirky & charming, I think
it's been their long enough to have historical significance to the area.
Robert GILBERT, AZ
I was born and raised in corona and that mural has a kit if meaning for
Brian CORONA, CA
I saw it new, I've seen it repainted before. It can be repainted again.
I was passing by the spillway when I heard about the Challenger
disaster, it has meaning to me as well as to others.
Sandy CORONA, CA
I live in corona and this matters to me
Chantelle CORONA, CA
Its an icon that needs to remain!!!!
Robert CORONA, CA
Because it is HISTORY.
Debbie RIVERSIDE, CA
An icon entering Corona. Have seen it since day #1
Denna RIVERSIDE, CA
I grew up in corona and seeing that mural always means home too me. It
would be a shame for it not to be there.
Russell SAND SPRINGS, OK
Lived there when this was painted and fellow classmate's did the work .
Love it it's part of the history of Corona and the USA.
Alex CORONA, CA
I'm signing because
Janet CORONA, CA
I have seen this landmark since I was a kid. Now more than ever, we
need to be reminded of what America is all about!
Shawn CORONA, CA
I remember them painting it when I move to Corona in 1976 from Santa Ana
Edward CORONA, CA
As a 30 year resident of the Corona area I have seen the mural go from
NEW looking to just a wall of tagging. It represents our country's 200
years as a nation that's huge. It needs to be restored and preserved.
Dyanna SALTON CITY, CA
This is such a part of this area. Its been there since I was a child
some 40 years ago. Fix it up, THIS IS AMERICA, we should do everything
we can to preserve it.
Annamarie RIVERSIDE, CA
It's an Icon!
Patricia CORONA, CA
As a child I always looked forward to seeing the mural on our way into
Riverside, signified that we were almost there.
Karen CORONA, CA
This is part of corona 's history
April FALLBROOK, CA
Im signing because I grew up in corona.
Tina PHOENIX, AZ
I lived in Riverside over 20 years, and this mural still strikes me as
patriotic and important each time I visit California
Ed CORONA, CA
Stand for United States of America and for us to remember how important
our freedom is, The Bell, 200 years
Brendan BUENA PARK, CA
CSHS Class of 78. Did not have the chance the first time-want to now.
Craig LIVERPOOL, NY
I grew up in Corona and this mural is a landmark.
Linda CORONA, CA
It is Corona history
Michelle CORONA, CA
I was there when it revealed the first time
James NORMAN, OK
Because I grew up in Corona. I was also born in 1976. I have driven
past that sign for more than 20 years. It needs to be done correctly
and it needs to be proud the way we are
Brian CORONA, CA
I remover when it was first painted
Matthew MORENO VALLEY, CA
I'm a veteran and enjoy seeing the wonderful sign.
Rodolfo SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
I was raised in Corona and I see this sign everyday when I go to work.
Carol AMARILLO, TX
I used to live in So Cal and always loved seeing this mural and as a
2nd reason is because my oldest was born in 1976! Let's keep it and
George RIVERSIDE, CA
This is American history, it's a constant reminder of our country's
founding, the trials, tribulations and blood spilled by those who
fought to make this a free nation. Many people worked their behinds off
to make this mural because it stands for something that so many have
fought for and continue to do so, why take that away? This mural has
been up since 1976, and now, all of a sudden, it's a hazard to the
environment? Not sure if I can take that excuse seriously.
Jason ARKANSAS CITY, KS
As a child I always loved looking at it when driving by and I still
like seeing it when I have the chance.
Ken SALT LAKE CITY, UT
I went to corona high and knew the people who painted it
Tom CORONA, CA
Corona High Alum 1977
Michael MORENO VALLEY, CA
I grew up in Corona and graduated from Corona High in '73. This is one
of the few things that has always been there thru all the urban
Christine MORENO VALLEY, CA
I went to Corona Senior High,
and I remember when Mr. Baughman from the Art Dept. got students to
paint the dam. I was beautiful. I loved it. Keep America Beautiful with
Margaret CORONA, CA
This needs to be SAVED!!!
Kari CORONA, CA
Because I see this from my house on Green River all the time ...and
DEJON FAIRFIELD, CA
I LIVED IN THIS AREA AND IT WAS A ICON FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!
Lisa SACRAMENTO, CA
I'm signing because
Tami CORONA, CA
I'm signing because I helped
paint the dam when I was a junior in high school.
Denise CORONA, CA
This mural is part of history, even though it's from 1976.
Anna CORONA, CA
It just wouldn't feel like home without it! The Inland Empire is a
fairly new area and there are few things that make it visibly special
like this mural does. All who pass it for the first time wonder about
it and every time after the first time feel comforted by it. Please do
not take our comfort and connection away.
Geraldine CORONA, CA
LInda MORENO VALLEY, CA
This is Corona's history.
Debra CORONA, CA
It's not hurting anyone. It's historical and an important landmark in
Corona. Once its repainted it can be maintained by volunteers.
Janice CORONA, CA
Ive live in Corona for 45 yrs and I believe the patriotic painting
should be restored because it is a historical landmark!
Jay RIVERSIDE, CA
We need to restore this landmark and show appreciation to those who
fought for this country
Virginia LAS CRUCES, NM
I am a member of the Corona High School class of 1981. I grew up in
Corona. The mural was designed by 2 high school students who were older
than myself, but were friends. One of those students is now my brother
in law. I have always had great pride in this mural, which represents
my generation, my town, my state, and my nation.
Jared CORONA, CA
Repair the mural
Donna NORCO, CA
I want to save this mural. I love seeing it and believe it belongs
there as a reminder.
Luanne RIDGECREST, CA
I passed this everyday for years. Always inspiring!
Katty CORONA, CA
This is Corona's landmark which celelebrated the 200 year bicentennial
of our country.
Lori SANTA ROSA, CA
I was in the Corona High Class of 76 so it is sentimental to me.. It's
been there for so many years now that any reason for not leaving it is
Erlinda ADELANTO, CA
I grew up in Corona, and lived in Chino for 20 yrs...Everytime ..when
visiting Corona..I passed that area...my Dad pasted away the year it
was painted ...SO many changes have been done ....PLEASE DON'T TAKE
THAT AWAY. ..
Karen CORONA, CA
It is part of my own history. Seeing that as I came into Riverside
County to live was always reassuring of our patriotic heritage.
Kyle MORENO VALLEY, CA
Something like this should stand forever!
Christopher MORENO VALLEY, CA
History should never be forgotten.
Margie WILDOMAR, CA
Corona High Alumni
Rachelle CORONA, CA
I live in Corona
Ruben CORONA, CA
My brother and sister helped paint it.
Janie MERIDIAN, ID
I lived in Corona for 40 years and it it such a part of history
Josephine OCEANSIDE, CA
I was born & raised in Corona, family roots can be traced as far as
Graduate of Corona High Class of 71! I see the mural and know I'm
Marguerite MIDVALE, UT
I remember as a teenager in 1976 when this project was completed! This
would be morally and ethically WRONG to remove such an important
rememberance of days gone by. So many of us enjoyed driving by and over
the years. There are do many WASTEFUL things money is wasted on , and
this is NOT one one them. They money can be fo us if some minimal
effort is put into the process. Do the right thing and RESTORE THE
Heather SAN CLEMENTE, CA
I grew up by there and continue...to this day....appreciate driving by
and seeing this mural. It's our country....my childhood!!
Karen CORONA, CA
It is part of history that we need to remember.
MIKE CORONA, CA
It's keeping Corona, CORONA
Christopher CORONA, CA
this mural has always been a part of my life!
Peter RIVERSIDE, CA
I went to HS in Corona, CA and have fond memories of this mural. It
needs to stay!
Dana RIVERSIDE, CA
It's been there since I was 6 years old and always makes me feel proud
of my country and thankful for my freedom. Please do not take this
beautiful mural away!
James CORONA, CA
This is a staggering beautiful Bicentennial commemorative public work
of art! It is unique in the American spirit and is a positive landmark
Kristine APPLE VALLEY, CA
It's a part of our heritage. I grew up in Corona and have seen that
mural my entire life. I say a little thank you to people I've lost over
the years who have served our country and protected our freedom!
SHIRLEEN PALM SPRINGS, CA
IT IS A LANDMARK OF CALIFORNIA, AND MY HIGH SCHOOL PAINTED IT.
David RIVERSIDE, UNITED STATES
I've lived here ALL my life and I was around and off the age of those
that did that mural.....I graduated before it was painted....So I SAW
Patty CORONA, CA
This is an historic landmark in the Inland area. Everyone that travels
the 91 freeway, 71 freeway and 15 freeway sytem sees this sign and I
know I think of our great country when I see it. Please re-paint!~
Matt b CORONA, CA
I'm signing this petition because I saw this mural every time I drove
home from work! Grew up with it always there..
Fred ERIE, CO
As a lifelong resident of California, and specifically the City of
Corona, I find this mural more of a patriotic landmark than just a
mural. It was, and is, a monument to our history as a country. The Army
Corp of Engineers should at minimum allow for the restoration of it, if
not take on the financial responsibility to mitigate any "lead paint"
issues. I now live in Colorado but visit family in Corona yearly. I
would love to see this monument retained and restored for future
Elaine APACHE JUNCTION, AZ
grew up in Corona...would hate to see it go.
Terri WEATHERFORD, TX
I graduated from Corona High and I remember when this was painted!!
SAVE this sign.
Donna HEMET, UNITED STATES
I now live in Hemet, but Corona will always be my home..This is also
part of our high school history!
Christa CHINO HILLS, CA
I have lived in this area all my life and the mural has always been
there. It is an important reminder for me of my ancestors who fought to
make this country great, and a constant reminder for ~us~ to help keep
it that way.
Janell NEWBERG, OR
with everything being taken away these days like no praying in school
and you can't celebrate Christmas by having statues of baby Jesus in
public andthey've also taken out the words under God in the pledge
allegiance schools are they mite not be doing pledge allegiance anymore
at schools. the most important thing is it seems to me like we need to
remember our history to know where we came from. It reminds us to be
good too America..
Richard RIVERSIDE, CA
It's part of the community her in the IE it a a reminder of what we
fight for what we have and why we are free
Douglas LAKE HAVASU CITY, UNITED
having grown up in Corona, CA & graduating from their schools, I
have deep roots to the area...learning to fly at Corona Municipal
Airport & later becoming a flight instructor there, I have seen
this American Symbolism 1,000's of times from the air & it became a
welcome land mark to many a student & pilot on a smoggy day...it
would be a shame to see it disappear because of typical DC Red
Tape...we are in 2014 & there are paints without a Lead
Base...please forward & keep this effort alive...
Alan PERRIS, CA
I used to live in Corona.from the age of 3 to 11. I remeber when we
would go to family trips and pass the sign, our family would always
look at it and admire the patrr
Maria Carrillo Alvarez MEXICO
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Bill CYPRESS, CA
It is an icon, something that has been there my entire life, a sign
that we were going home from Grandma and Grandpa's house.
Chris MENIFEE, CA
As a kid I remember going by it every time I would visit my Great Grand
parents who live in Hemet. It stands for what the sign says. 200 years
of freedom. It should be a National landmark
Mike RIVERSIDE, CA
I graduated from high school in 1976 and remember it there since that
time. I don't want to see it lost.
John LONG BEACH, CA
I support preserving this mural and the history it has
Rebecca NORCO, CA
I am signing because its beautiful we need to restore it. high school
students painted it from thd corona norco schools. Its part of corona
Matt CORONA, CA
This is an important part of our local culture.
Chrissy CORONA, CA
This mural has always been patriotic and is a treasured Corona
historical item. Please keep the mural patriotic and beautiful.
Friends of Prado Dam Mural Website ===
Please save the mural, it's a part of my best memories of growing up in
Corona, and don't just throw away all that hard work that should have
been preserved from the beginning.
There is no reason why this mural should not be repainted - LOCALLY. It
is disgusting that the Corp has awarded the work to a Wisconsin
contractor. I'm sure many Corona/Riverside contractors can use
ultra-high blasting unit to remove lead based paint. Paint it with
something that graffiti won't adhere to. Good grief...it's only 38
years old! Corona needs to keep some things - the City is cutting down
a lot of it's mature trees!!!
I'll sign just as soon as the petition is made.
So, where is our petition?
We have to keep this mural,it was and is for the people and buy the
people. its to important. we must fight to keep it!
#$%$ it im in give me a petition to sign.
I want to sign the petition!
That Mural means home!
I love the mural. My whole life I have been driving by it. They just
can't take it down. They can't. That use to make me feel like an
American when I was a little bitty kid. I didn't know about wars and
freedom - I just knew it meant America. Please do not take this down.
Fix it up. And if a bunch of people need to volunteer and work for free
to do it and get donated "approved" paint... so be it! This mural is a
compliment to our Army corps. I don't see how they could want it down.
I grew up in this area and our iconic mural on that damn needs to be
retired not replaced!
I am sure we could get enough volunteers to re-paint the mural if we
are allowed to. It would be a great event! I will definitely sign the
Keep the same statement and design...but renew. Stop screwing with
patriotic real Americana. To stop this nonsense....vote republican.
I teach water conservation education in the Corona schools and use the
mural to teach students about the dam and how to recognize it. They
have all seen the mural even if they don't know it's about the Prado
Dam. I sure hope they repaint it or paint a new one, it's a very nice
Seriously don't want to see this mural brought down!!!
So many memories!!!!!
Let's Save it!!!!!
Went door to door with my
mom to start this petition to do this...memories
I'm incredibly disappointed to learn the mural may disappear forever!
We made regular trips past this area, and there was graffiti and
ugliness before the mural was painted. I felt pride and joy when it
appeared, and it was a beautiful sight we could all be proud of! It was
so much fun as a child to look out the window at it each time we passed
by. It's an incredible part of our history, as well as our individual
lives, and I don't see why we can't get a commitment it will be
repainted once the lead is removed.
I think we should go in at night like the tager did and redo the whole
thing as it was
I move to Corona Ca in 1976 when I was 12 years old.. Love to see it
restored, it is a historic icon, and it bring back alot of memories.
Love to see it restored. Please post color pictures in it's glory days!
If you need help, I'm a sign painter - located Murrieta.
Please save this SoCal
landmark and protect it from the animals who deface it. It's the only
good thing about driving east on the 91. Pilots also use it as a
reporting point for flying into Corona or Chino.
-Jeff in Afghanistan
What a shame if they take it down. It shows a great representation of
what America is all about. There are a lot of people during that time
watched as it was being put up. It was an amazing event to see. By
taking it down we are losing some of the patriotism that bestows upon
us thru this representation. I would say there should be a petition
started in favor of restoring this iconic mural.
Restore it! it's a beautiful mural with a great story and great
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I have always admire the Mural since we moved to Corona in 1998. I
think it would be a shame to remove it. It should be restored!
This is the greatest mural in the world, and done by the bestest and
coolest dad's I know! We need to save it, and hope we can all gather to
repaint it if approved.
I grew up in Corona, I"m a proud graduate from Corona High School Class
of 1984 and currently live in Denver Colorado. I remember when this
mural was painted. Even as a child it moved me...meant something to me,
and whenever I bring my children and grandchildren to Corona, I have to
see the mural and tell them of how it got there and what it means. The
last couple times I saw it, it sickened me that somebody would want to
cover up this beautiful landmark with graffiti. This is a piece of
Corona's history. It MUST be restored to its original beauty and
maintained as all historic landmarks are. Driving down 6th St., I see
pictures and names on the light posts of the soldiers from Corona who
fought for this country. That's great, but it's not enough of a
monument to them.....a thank you to these soldiers who grew up here and
fought hard for our us. Some who probably hand a hand in creating this
work of art for us. Yes, please restore it. Leave it there as a
reminder to all of us of just how hard they did fight. Just the thought
that this piece of Corona's history may be removed permanently is
inconceivable. It just can't happen.
Posting here is a great way to get people to become involved. BUT are
we too late??? I'm not clear. The public comment to the Corp of
Engineers ended August 9, found in the read more about this procedure
link. Please post a link to an email so we can send our concerns
directly to the Corp of Engineers. I found this on the FB page is this
the BEST contact? Thanks, Tracy
We need to save this mural. It's a testament to the USA and all of the
men and women that have served to protect our freedom.
I remember driving past this all the time as a kid! This needs to be
I left in 1976 but I remember it as a kid
I graduated Corona Sr. High in 1987... The mural is a tribute to the
many men and women who have served or nation!!! Please save the mural!!!
Kathy K E
I was one of the 1976 Corona
High School graduates that painted the Prado Dam Mural. Before we
painted it, it was a focus of horrible graffiti, an eyesore. Since we
painted it, it's become a Corona landmark. I am proud of the mural and
want to see it restored. It is a tribute to the many men and women who
have served our great country. Please save the mural!
Please save this mural!!! It would be a disservice to take it down.
This is something for our city and county to be proud of. Thousands of
people pass this daily on the freeway, this needs to be restored! I
would be willing to help paint! I know lots of people would. It would
be such a lift in spirits to see this restored, not only to our own
community but to everyone who passes by!
I think this is a great site
and the perfect go-to for all the information needed to make sure we
receive a full restoration of a loved historic mural. This is a mural
that sends a message of American Independence and the concept of
Freedom. My amazing dad, Ron Kammeyer, was a student from Corona High
who, Iâ€™m proud to say was apart of the paint and design of this art
piece in 1976. The Prado Dam is a mural that has history and needs to
stay. Thank you for setting up this site to help #$%$ure it does.
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its almost criminal to me to remove this mural and replace it with
gotta save that mural i remember it as a kid it would be a damn shame
to see it gone...There is no other option but to repaint the damn dam
to what it was. How about a boyscout project huh?
Repaint it and preserve it with "Historical Status"
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the dam feels
"modifications are necessary to meet the demands placed on the Santa
Ana River Mainstem Project, which extends from Seven Oaks Dam above
Redlands to the Pacific Ocean at Newport Beach".........But they really
should preserve the bicentennial mural.
Whenever I head back to Corona from Orange County or Coming from Los
Angeles County, when I see the Prado Dam wall I know I am home..Even
tho I now live in Hemet..Corona will always be my home..
So sad...I've written and posted all over trying every effort I could
think of to help this not be lost forever. Breaks my heart!!
Yes, sad! It will never be restored unless there is some plan put into
place for it to happen! They are being too wishy washy in their
responses for me to feel good about this.
Jennifer Ann Home Gardens, CA
I do not think that is the original painting. I recall a friend of my
brother repainting the mural with a group of people as his Eagle Scout
project probably 20 years ago. That is all they need to do again.
Yes the students did go out and clean and repaint it but it was the
Prado Dam Graffiti had been removed from the words 200 years of
freedom, but the rest of the mural is origional. The Corp. says there
is lead in the paint and won't allow repairs. But they have never
answered where the lead paint is. Is it in the graffiti underneath the
mural? We must demand any removal come with a mechanisum in place for a
compleate vintage restoration.
Yes, I remember that when I was a kid. I've lived in this area
nearly my whole life.
I grew up in Corona, CA, I"m a proud graduate from Corona High School
Class of 1984 and currently live in Denver Colorado. I hope I am
reaching the right person for this issue. I am writing because the Army
Corps of Engineers is planning on removing the Prado Dam Mural, due to
the lead based paint that was used when it was originally painted in
1976 by students from Corona High School commemorating our country's
200 years of Freedom, but they have no plans to restore it to its
original glory. This is not just a school art project, it's also one of
the largest murals in the country. This is a historic landmark that has
been there for 35 years. I remember when this mural was painted. Even
as a child it moved me...meant something to me, and whenever I bring my
children and grandchildren to Corona, I have to see the mural and tell
them of how it got there and what it means. The last couple times I saw
it, it sickened me that it had been allowed to deteriorate so badly and
that somebody would want to cover up this beautiful landmark with
graffiti. This is a piece of Corona's history...our country's history.
It MUST be restored to its original beauty and maintained as all
historic landmarks are. Driving down 6th St., I see pictures and names
on the light posts of the soldiers from Corona who fought for this
country. That's great, but it's not enough of a monument to them.....a
thank you to these soldiers who grew up here and fought hard for us,
some giving the ultimate sacrifice. Some who probably hand a hand in
creating this work of art for us, which is seen by the hundreds of
thousands of people who travel the 91 freeway daily. This needs to be
restored to its original glory and as I understand it, there are many
volunteers who are willing to repaint it to the original design once
the Army Corps of Engineers removes it. A policy for restoration and
maintenance needs to be put in place for this mural. Leave it there as
a reminder to all of us of just how hard they did fight. Just the
thought that this piece of our country's history may be removed
permanently is inconceivable. It just can't happen. It would be like
throwing away the Liberty Bell because it has a crack in it.
Your words should be
shared with City Council.
Well said! I didn't know it was painted by the students. They did
Well said Natalie. I agree with all you wrote. Thank you.
I've sent this to everyone I can think of, including the Corona
Historic Preservation Society, Ken Calvert, Senator Dianne Feinstein,
Gov. Brown, the Army Corps of Engineers, and even sent a letter to
Corona High School to try and get them involved in the restoration as
they painted it in the first place.
Ramirez Have you sent info to local newspaper Press Enterprise yet?
Possibly news media? ABC ch 7 & Fox ch 11 RICK Lozano Inland Empire
& Ch 4 Mary Parks has local offices in Riverside I believe.
Get it out to the people. I've shared this on FB
No. I'm still sending emails, at the moment to the mayor and City
Council. The Prado dam people did an interview with The Press
Enterprise yesterday at the dam, and they're the ones who posted my
email above. I welcome anyone who wants to help save the mural to do
the same thing. Write letters to everyone you can think of. Let your
voice be heard.
A group needs to go and speak at City Council. With elections
coming up, perhaps some officials will take this more seriously. Also,
add people to this group. The number of people in groups is power too.
Power in numbers.
I'm a native of Corona but I'm trying to raise awareness from Colorado
because I believe the mural needs to be restored. I've sent the email
to city council. Please, spread the word and gang up on them and help
me save our mural.
I'm a registered
professional archaeologist with a Master's degree in Cultural Resource
Management. I'm also the former Riverside County Archaeologist. I live
in Corona and I always drive by this historic patriotic mural. Did the
Corp. not have a public hearing on this? Does anybody know?
I only found out about this issue (of the planned removal) about an
hour ago, but I am quickly doing all I can to spread the word about
this on Facebook and I plan on contacting the Corp. as well as my
You should share on "Citizens for Corona" and "what's up Corona"
Tasha Santamouro B
I just did What's Up Corona... I'm not on the other site but you can
Mary Aspinwall S
I shared it on Citizens for Corona
Make sure you stress the need to not only share but make your
voice heard (or read) by emailing the contact in charge of all this. In
addition whether you're an Eric Linder supporter or not, he claims to
have nothing but love for Corona High & being a person to represent
the people should be voicing on this as well. I've posted to him w no
Has anyone contacted Corona High School (is there a PTA) or is anyone
going to go and speak at a City Council Meeting? This is something
unique and historical to Corona. The City Council members have been
saying we need to make Corona Unique to bring business. Since this is
almost a "gateway" into Corona, it's free advertising and a chance to
bring people in.....
Today we contacted Mayor Of Corona Karen Spigel, Assemblymember Eric
Linder, and the Press Telegram. Please contact your government
officials and the Corp. to issue a policy statement that they are
dedicated to a total vintage restoration of the Prado Dam Mural. We
will post the names of all the Public officials, who do, and do not
support the Mural, at
http://friendsofthepradodammural.com/ so let us know!
Below is one of the contacts at the Army Corp. Of Engineers
Senior Public Affairs Specialist Army Corp of Engineers.
Yes we need to reface Prado Dam!
It needs the Mural refaced '
Repaint yes but not change
Yes repainted !
Be sure to send your thoughts to this guy too & keep sharing
Rodgers And you can also flood Eric Linder w your concerns...being such
a huge advocate for Corona High & running for re election I would
hope he would try & do something. I posted to him w no response
Add 25 years (225 years; 1776 - 2001), if anything.
Let your voice be heard
also and leave a comment below,