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Farmersville Texas Post Office Mural

Farmersville, Texas

"Soil Conservation in Collin County"
1941

Artist
Jerry Bywaters

Location
Farmersville Post Office



Photos courtesy Farmersville Main Street


Farmersville Post Office Mural
"Soil Conservation in Collin County"
1941
by Jerry Bywaters

Bywaters' painting "Soil Conservation in Collin County" was a subtle nudge to Texas farmers to adopt contour plowing - a preventitive for one of the major contributors to the "Dust Bowl."

The rural population of Texas was a majority when this painting was made - and by today's standards it could be considered a very artistic "Public Service Announcement."





Another full view of the Farmersville Post Office Mural
Above photos courtesy Farmersville Main Street

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