Decades of Quality Citrus
Suntreat Packing House- Tulare Road & east railroad tracks
The Suntreat Packing House honors Decades of Quality Citrus with this mural. It is on the north west corner of their packing house on Tulare Road. The left panel, facing Tulare Road, shows the current methods of picking and getting the oranges to the packing house. The right panel, facing the railroad tracks, reflects back to the earlier days, around 1913 or so. Note the differences and similarities of the two panels. Elephant's Back peak is in the background, the same over the many years.

The above image is the maquette submitted by muralist Roger Cooke. As in the previous mural, Charro Traditions, changes do happen in the painting process. Look to see what may happen in this mural.

1/18/07- Another cold night for Roger, but a new wall needs the projected image...
1/20/07- As Roger starts to paint in the “green” of the orange trees, Lindsay citrus is suffering a “freeze” that is effecting 70% of the crop of 2007.
1/20/07- The west facing part of the mural on which Roger has the beginning of this image projected...
1/24/07- hard at it... Roger enjoys a slightly warmer afternoon as he adds color to the truck...
1/28/07- notice the change from the maquette. This truck is the model driven by Jim Austin Trucking Company. This company worked for Sun Treat for years....
1/28/07- after a short break, Roger gets back to work. This afternoon was a better weather day. We are done with the "2007 freeze". Hopefully, it will not return this year.
2/9/07- down to the small details... Roger is finishing up the sample of irrigation used these days...
2/9/07- almost done... the handles on the old wooden field boxes will be added next.