This mural dedicated to the City of Monterey in 1984 is a beautiful illustration of the Monterey area. Illustrations include it's rich history including native Rumsen Indians who lived there thousands of years ago and continues with the historical documentation of many events of the area. Also included is Father Junipero Serra who founded the mission in Monterey, the Spanish attacking in the early 1800's and the historical developments that took place there up until 1983..
Near the upper right had corner of the mural, Granizo depicts three men in a hot air balloon (Bing Crosby, Samuel Morse (Del Monte) and John Steinbeck). Granizo included them to depict these three men as major contributors to the development of modern day Monterey. It was Granizo's way of denoting a bit of modern history in a whimsical way.
In 2015, the mural was taken down from the convention center where it resided to make way for a more newer more modern facility. Once the new center is completed, the mural will be reinstalled sometime in 2017.