Planting with a Mule

March 28, 2021
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Thomas (Tommy) Henry Williams is shown on his farm on Newt Patterson Road in the 1970s. Willams was a cotton and peanut farmer and later had a dairy. After he retired from farming, he had a large garden and orchard. He was well known for his supply of homegrown vegetables and fruit. People would stop and buy his produce and get his wisdom for free. He was probably the last man in Tarrant County to till the soil with a mule.

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Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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