Monday, January 28, 2013

STREET SIGNS - Frogtown Mural

Elysian Valley (between Atwater Village and Silver Lake) has been known as Frogtown since the 1960s and '70s, when the frog population of the Los Angeles River exploded and the amphibians roamed the neighborhood's streets and lawns. This mural pays homage to the Pacific Tree Frog (aka the Pacific Chorus Frog) in particular, a species that still calls the L.A. River home. It also features several plants and flowers, like the California/golden poppy, that are common to the area. You can check out the mural along the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail, just east of Marsh Park (2960 Marsh St.) in Elysian Valley.

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