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FARMER JOHN MEATS MURAL
Tucson, Arizona
Contributed by Gerald Thurman of Tempe, Arizona
Gerald Thurman
Note that the cows appear to be eating from a real container!

The Clougherty Meat Packing Plant created the Farmer John brand in 1953 and hired the Australian-born artist Leslie Grimes to paint farm scenes on the sides of their buildings in Los Angeles, Fresno, Phoenix and Tucson in the 1960's. Gerald Thurman traveled to Tucson earlier this month to document these murals, which include some remarkable images of cowboys getting "the raw end of the stick" from the animals in their charge. Gerald has created an excellent slide show of these murals. (Be sure to look at the last one in the collection if you are a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.)

Gerald Thurman

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Located on West Grant Road at Interstate 10
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Photographed by Gerald Thurman, 5/20/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 05/07


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