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Title:   Cattle Drive to Paynes Prairie

Artist:   Terry Smith

Location:   St. Johns Avenue at N. Tenth Street

Size:  14' x 104'

Sponsors:    W. F. Tilton Family, Cattlemen

Sponsored by the Tilton family, this mural depicts several of the family members in scenarios from the early 20th century, when cattle driving was in its heyday.  

In the background, you can see cattle coming across the river on a wooden bridge which connected to the land directly in front of historic First Presbyterian Church.  From there, they were driven to Paynes Prairie, located just south of Gainesville, Florida, to be fattened up for market. 

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The Dedication Ceremony drew a large crowd on a beautiful day.
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Center Panel of Mural
Left side panel 
Right side panel 
2012 Conlee-Snyder Mural Committee, Inc.