Prado Dam Mural
200 Years of Freedom   20 Years of Neglect

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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 restored.

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.


Lori H.
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.


Jacqueline G 
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 America!!!


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 joined.


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 these days!


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 of home.


John, KS
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


Lorraine
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 historical landmark.


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 future.


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 every day


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 Corona High.


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 preserved.


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 1970.


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 American heritage


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 mural design.


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 importance.


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 saved.


Joanna CORONA, CA
Corona heritage! Patriotic! Beautiful sight!


Mary  TAYLOR, TX
I was born & raised in Southern California. The mural should be saved.


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 freedom


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 enjoyed seeing!


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 is Corona.


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 toxic paint.


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 until 2011


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
JACLYNN


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 was gone.


William  RIVERSIDE, CA
This great mural has become a part of our landscape and should not be lost.


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 original glory!


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 history


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 mural.


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 means Corona!


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 California..


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 of 1976


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 can remember.


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 away.


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 glory.


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
I  corona


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 there.


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 Corona, CA.


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
History--- Patriotic


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, CA!


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 reconstruction.


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 remove it.


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 preserve it.


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 bless America!!


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. Preserve it.


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 freedom.


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 advance.


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 the 91.


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 lives.


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 change.


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 freeway


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 questions asked.


Melinda  CORONA, CA
I've lived in corona all my life and this is a source of pride for the city.


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 country!!!


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 been maintained.
We need to be reminded of out heritage.


Shirley  SANTA ANA, CA
Historical value


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, ever. #Merica


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 pride!!


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 me.


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. KEEP IT!!!!!!


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 restore it


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 development.


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 this.


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 it's beautiful.


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
James Nighswonger


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 STUPID!


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 back 1915.
Graduate of Corona High Class of 71! I see the mural and know I'm Home...


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 MURAL!!!


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
Historical Icon


Dennis  ROOSEVELT, UT   
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 for Corona.


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 IT DONE....


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 generations.


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 STATES
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
porque representa el patriotismo deU.S.A.


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 history.


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.


=== From Friends of Prado Dam Mural Website ===

Martha 
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.


Jan 
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!!!


Matthew Knez 
I'll sign just as soon as the petition is made.


Brenda Brisco 
So, where is our petition?


Chris 
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!


Illmadix 
#$%$ it im in give me a petition to sign.


Lisa 
I want to sign the petition!


Donna 
That Mural means home!


Shelly H
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.


Gloria
I grew up in this area and our iconic mural on that damn needs to be retired not replaced!


Brenda
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 petition!


Larry  
Keep the same statement and design...but renew. Stop screwing with patriotic real Americana. To stop this nonsense....vote republican.


Erin 
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 visual.


Kim S 
Seriously don't want to see this mural brought down!!!
So many memories!!!!!
Let's Save it!!!!!


Diana M 
Went door to door with my mom to start this petition to do this...memories


Lisa 
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.


Rich 
I think we should go in at night like the tager did and redo the whole thing as it was


Joann H
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.


Paul B
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. http://bigcitywalldogs.wordpress.com



Jeff 
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



Alexandra 
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.


Cindy 
Restore it!  it's a beautiful mural with a great story and great inspiration.


Sandie G
RESTORE IT!       


Sonja 
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!


Denise C
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.


Natalie R
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.


Tracy D
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


Mary S
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.


Jackie 
I remember driving past this all the time as a kid! This needs to be saved!!


Paul 
I left in 1976 but I remember it as a kid


Jewel Wescott
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!


Laurie R
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!


Chantel B 
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, I€™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.


=== Comments From Facebook ===

Mike G
its almost criminal to me to remove this mural and replace it with something else.

Mike G
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?


Art M
Repaint it and preserve it with "Historical Status"


Art M
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.


Donna M
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..



Sabrina R
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!!


Paula Ann
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.


Natalie R
Yes the students did go out and clean and repaint it but it was the same design.


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.



Christa  F
 Yes, I remember that when I was a kid. I've lived in this area nearly my whole life.



Natalie Rivera,
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.


Stephanie F
Your words should be shared with City Council.


Marianne B
Well said! I didn't know it was painted by the students. They did beautiful job!


Tom D
Well said Natalie. I agree with all you wrote. Thank you.


Natalie R
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.


Kathy C
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


Natalie R
 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.


Stephanie F
 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.


Natalie R
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.


Ruth R
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?


Ruth R
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 representatives.


Stephanie F
You should share on "Citizens for Corona" and "what's up Corona" pages.   


Tasha Santamouro B
I just did What's Up Corona... I'm not on the other site but you can share too.


Mary Aspinwall S
I shared it on Citizens for Corona


Sabrina S
 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 response


Stephanie F
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.....


Prado Dam
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
Gregory.A.Fuderer@usace.army.mil,
Greg Fuderer
Senior Public Affairs Specialist Army Corp of Engineers.
213-479-8698


Lill Jones-P
Yes we need to reface Prado Dam!


Lill Jones-P

 It needs the Mural refaced '


Tasha S
 Repaint yes but not change
   

Lill Jones-P
Yes repainted !


Sabrina S
Be sure to send your thoughts to this guy too & keep sharing


Sabrina S
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


Alan S
Add 25 years (225 years; 1776 - 2001), if anything.


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