Groundbreaking event kicks off Prado Dam mural restoration with local leaders, advocates

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Original Prado Dam mural painters participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at Prado Dam. Valley News/Courtesy photo
CHINO – Forty-six years after the Prado Dam bicentennial mural was initially painted, the mural will be restored to its bright red, white and blue hues. Supporters celebrated the upcoming mural restoration at a groundbreaking event Thursday, Sept. 8, at the mural site.The project is made possible through partnerships with several government agencies and community groups, including the Bicentennial Freedom Mural Conservancy, Friends of the Prado Dam Mural, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Riverside County Regional Park & Open-Space District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The mural’s restoration will result in a new generation of supporters of the iconic Inland Empire landmark.“One of my major goals as I entered office was to work resto
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