Minutes before midnight on the chilly evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam failed. The dam’s 200-foot high concrete wall crumbled and collapsed.
This monument stands in honor of the law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the people of the City of Santa Paula.
The artist prepared models of the bears that were cast into resin and sent to China to be carved into black granite.
The so-called "Floating Granite Ball" is an interactive kinetic ball fountain, sometimes referred to as a "Kugel ball." Kugel is the German word for ball.
The Santa Paula Farmworker Monument is the first of its kind in this country.