Public Art in Antioch
Antioch, the “Gateway to the Delta”, is one of the oldest towns in California and was founded by two brothers William and Joseph Smith in 1850. Originally it was called Smith’s Landing but after a bit of friendly persuasion by the local minister, it was changed to Antioch in honor of the Biblical city in Turkey. The town didn’t get off to a very good start with most of the population being wiped out from the plague following the discovery of gold. During the 1860’s coal and copper were discovered, resulting in a mining boom. Today Antioch is home to 31 parks and 11 miles (18km) of walking paths.
Public Art in Long Beach
Long Beach, the “Aquatic Capital of the Nation,”, is a city situated in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The port is one of the largest shipping ports in the world. In 1921 oil was discovered on Signal Hill and soon Long Beach was known as an “oil town”.