History of Agriculture in Manteca

As part of the 2007 Biannual Public Art and Mural Symposium held in Manteca, we had an invitational mural competition. Eight North American artists were asked to paint 5ft X 8ft murals that depicted the bounty of the Central Valley. These eight murals are now hanging in the Manteca Senior Center at 295 Cherry Lane.

“History of Agriculture in Manteca” by Guillermo Kelly shows historical and agricultural elements of Manteca intertwining in an Escher-like style. Joshua Cowell, our founder is shown in the middle and is surrounded by a Benjamin Holt tractor, a windmill, Moffat feed lots, fields being planted by hand and the city of Manteca as it began to grow.

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