Monday, January 22, 2018

Cattle Drive

Punta Gorda has many wonderful murals.  



My favorite is this mural of a cattle drive on the side of a law office.  Florida has always had lots of cattle.  In the 19th century, the cattle were driven from inland to the Gulf of Mexico coast,
places like Punta Gorda, from which they were shipped to Cuba and on to Europe. 

14 comments:

Andy said...

It is easy to see why the mural is your favourite. It is a beaut.

Lois said...

It is a wonderful mural Jack. My grandfather and his brother were both Florida cattlemen. In fact, my great uncle, Gilbert Barkoskie, was one of Florida's pioneer cattle ranchers and was once named "Cattleman of the Century" by the Florida Cattlemen's Association where he served as a director. He lived in Fellsmere, Florida.

Sharon Anck said...

Very nice indeed!

William Kendall said...

It looks quite realistic.

Karl Demetz said...

The sort of murals I like ! Wonderful, Jack !

jennyfreckles said...

That's so detailed. What a work of art. I wonder how long it will survive?

Tanya Breese said...

wow, i love this a lot!

RedPat said...

It is fabulous, Jack! I love historic murals like that.

Michelle said...

This is excellent and I really like the way the cattle are formed around the window.

Kay said...

That's quite a mural and very well done. I wonder if the barristers imagine themselves running with the bulls.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Giddy-up you dogies. I had no idea that Florida has a history of cowboys and cattle drives. Thanks for the education. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

D.Nambiar said...

Oh wow! Too good! I could look at it forever.
What a great find.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent mural Jack, and with historical relevance, even better.

bill burke said...

This mural is a beauty, Jack. Well done, I love it.