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    Prado Dam patriotic mural to be lit up for July 4th
    • June 30, 2023

    It’s time to shine for the Prado Dam’s newly restored patriotic mural.

    The iconic 76,800-square-foot mural near Corona, revived with the help of $100,000 in community donations and dedicated in early June, will be illuminated for one night only on Tuesday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day, Riverside County officials announced Thursday, June 29.

    Originally created in 1976 by 30 Corona High School students to celebrate the nation’s bicentennial, the mural has the phrase “200 Years of Freedom” in red paint, along with “1776-1976” painted in red, white and blue to resemble the American flag. A blue liberty bell is in between.

    “After celebrating the collaborative effort to restore the mural to its original glory, we wanted to take another step and honor all those who made it possible,” Jason Uhley, general manager and chief engineer of the county’s Flood Control and Water Conservation District, said in a news release.

    The illuminated mural will be visible from the 91 and 71 freeways.

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    ​ Orange County Register