Any San Diegan that has traveled to the San Diego International Airport has most likely seen the giant mural of Charles Lindbergh hanging from the side of the commuter terminal.
Recently, however, this mural has been transferred to Ramona where it will now be hanging against a building on 9th Street just off of Main Street.
The mural originally welcomed travelers to Lindbergh Field beginning in 1997. It was removed during a renovation in June 2012.
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According to the Ramona Sentinel, The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project bought the mural from John and Jeanne Whalen, the original artists, and have refurbished the mural for its display.
“The main goal for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to stop to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character and heritage,” states Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals on their website. They are joining Live Well San Diego to encourage locals and visitors to get out of their vehicles, walk down Main Street and appreciate these new mural additions to the Ramona community.
Donations to help pay for this mural project may be made on the Ramona Murals Website (ramonamurals.com). Donations of $100 or more will be listed on the Ramona Murals website as well as a plaque that will be posted on the building.