/

Gone But Not Forgotten: Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures

1 min read
5

I ran across this 2008 post while reminiscing with a co-worker recently. Probably my first memory of Emeryville … before I knew where Emeryville was. The author describes it perfectly. It was one of the few spots along the way to wherever you were going with your parents that you might actually stop bickering with your sibling or reading comics just to catch a glimpse of the oddity of seeing an arbitrarily placed sculpture of Snoopy.

A piece of Hollywood trivia: The mudflats were actually featured in the 1971 movie “Harold & Maude”. A piece of Emeryville History worth preserving | The Poop on SFGate »

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

5 Comments

  1. When I was a kid back in the 50s we’d drive over to South San Francisco after the bridge was built (Remember the ferry boat?} to visit the grand folks.My sisters and I would crane to see the latest Emeryville mudflat sculptures.’who made these dad?’ “Beatniks’ The thrill on the way back was Sherwin Williams COVER THE WORLD IN PAINT sign

  2. I’m sad there don’t seem to be any real historical photos of the sculptures. I loved driving by them as a kid and lived to see Snoopy & the Red Baron.

  3. Wonderful site. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to
    some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And
    of course, thanks for your effort!

  4. Hey Thanks Raymond! Right now, it’s just a “Hobby” but I’m hoping to slowly add more features and content. I’d love to have a community calendar and business recommendation area at some point. Please help spread the word! I’m always open to recommendations and contributions!

Leave a Reply

Previous Story

Urban Wild Kingdom – Postscript: Mama Moves On

Next Story

Starter Bakery – Wholesale Pastries

Is Local News “Essential” to you?

We believe reliable and timely information is essential to the Emeryville community. If you agree and can spare a few bucks to help us continue to provide free content, we’d appreciate it.

Support Hyperlocal News →

You have Successfully Subscribed!

%d bloggers like this: