I just installed the Historical Firehouse Mural in Ramona. It was a fun project. The dedication is Saturday 22nd of April if you would like to attend. dedication ceremony for the Firehouse Mural will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the site of Ramona’s original firehouse at 222 Ninth St.
The public is invited. In addition to refreshments, attendees will receive a picture of the mural, autographed by the artist.
This is the 13th Ramona mural sponsored by the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
The Firehouse Mural is dedicated to the fire brigades who have served the community since the origin of the first firehouse in the early 1950s. The artist, Rik Erickson, based his art work on Engine No. 2, a 750 GPM Mack, triple-combination pumper purchased about the same time the firehouse was built. The engine was restored by the Poway Firemen’s Association in the 1970s and in the 1990s purchased by Ramona resident Darrell Beck, author of “On Memory’s Back Trail,” who states in his book that he had “on many occasions in the past used the engine to knock down grass fires.”
Here is the news article on it also: