A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monday Mural - Mules in the Wiregrass

Dothan, Alabama

Click on the image to better view the detail work in the mural.
They appear to be photographic images. 

This is an interesting read about the mule and the importance that they played to the farmer.

For more murals on Monday Mural go to Oakland Daily Photo


Pam said...

Whenever people get to lamenting the end of certain industries that employ people in a region I always think of the history of transportation. First horses, then the railroad, then cars and finally airplanes. It doesn't mean the loss of jobs but a transition into new skills. Not so much for the mule as he got replaced by tractors, but you get where I was going with that, right? I love murals that depict scenes from old photographs, Happy Monday, John!

Jackie McGuinness said...

I guess it's what we call progress.
There are so many interesting murals in this town, I am going to have to see if we can fit it in on our next driving trip.

TexWisGirl said...

the old old guy that lives behind our property - across the creek and woods - still buys and sells mules - and keeps WAY too many. he's worked out a temporary deal to graze them on neighboring pastures, but they continue to break out and come over to my next door neighbor - two are out in her pasture right now. they're beautiful. stubborn, yes. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Fascinating read!

Anonymous said...

Great painting!

RedPat said...

It does look as if photos have been projected onto the wall!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Superb historic mural