"Soil Conservation in Collin County"
The Farmersville post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts mural painted in 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.”” (http://www.texasescapes.com)
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/ http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasArt/Farmersville-Texas-Post-Office-Mural-Soil-Conservation-in-Collin-County.htm
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