Freeway mural, untitled, Duarte, 1971-1972. "The multi-paneled freeway mural in Duarte is the only state approved street painting to date. After the Duarte freeway was built, the employees at the Conroc Corporation directly across the street began to complain that their view of the mountains had been obscured. Talk began on the possibility of improving the view by painting something on the grey expanse of the freeway wall. In time, the idea caught on and the with approval of the state, the Conroc Corporation invited The Duarte High School Art Department to decorate the retaining wall with images of their choice. The mural began in 1971 is about 99% complete with Conroc footing the bill for the entire project." -- Environmental Communications, Street paintings of Los Angeles, unpaged, #35.