According to Mariah Fee:
The mural’s historical narrative of Peekskill was designed and painted after almost two years of research and fundraising by myself and another artist. Assistance came from volunteers; and funding from The Westchester Arts Council, MasterCard, local businesses and the city of Peekskill. The marching figures change in time as they move down the street; from the mid 19th century, through the forties and fifties and into the present day of the farmers market in the mural’s foreground.
Over a period of four months, volunteers from the city of Peekskill and surrounding towns dedicated themselves to the demanding work of painting…(the) 1500 square foot painting. The surface of the wall was a rough stucco and was punishing to many brushes. A Peekskill girl with braids was spotted one day on the sidewalk and took her place along the other towns people in the mural.