A bit of History on Lompoc
"City of the Murals in the Valley of Flowers"
The Chumash Indians were the first settlers in the Lompoc Valley. Lompoc in Chumash means little lake or lagoon - Pronounced LOM-POKE, never Lom-pock!
Lompoc was incorporated as a City on August 13, 1888. Lompoc grew due to the establishment and growth of Camp Cooke Army Base, now Vandenberg Air Force Base. The population of Lompoc Valley in 2002 is over 58,000. Quite an increase in population from the 6,665 in 1957.
There are over 60 works in the city's inventory. Lompoc's murals were featured in Sunset Magazine, Central Coast Magazine and articles have been written in newspapers and magazines from around the country.
Here are a few of the murals that are famous in Lompoc. Hopefully, I can do them justice.
This is a good start in our tour of the Murals of Lompoc. This mural is special to me as my grandfather, Luther Douglass, is shown with hand in jacket and black hat.
Teacher, Anne Calvert and her class in an 1884 school photograph.
Pat and Robert Saul Lompoc, CA.
Chief Everett's son, Ed, is the little boy on the truck and still resides in Lompoc.
The mural honors Charles Everett, the city's first fire chief who served from 1916 to 1950.
The axe put an end to more than one key whiskey in an effort to keep the town "dry."
Master Artist Robert Thomas with 17 artists.
This mural is the first of the Mural Society's Mural-In-A-Day projects. It portrays a peaceful Chumash Indian scene, thatch huts of the village in background, while in foreground men wade in shallow water, spearfishing. Other Indians fish from plank canoes. For more information
on the Murals stop by the Lompoc websites linked here.
City of Lompoc pics by Theresa and Jim
from 2000 - 2003
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