[A Mule-Drawn Trash Wagon]

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Photograph of Francisco "Frank" Castro driving his mule-drawn trash wagon in downtown Taylor. One of Taylor's most popular businessmen, when Castro had to convert to tractor power, he did so reluctantly. Castro and his wife, Helen Fuentes Castro, raised five children in Taylor. Mr. Castro was the only trash collector for businesses in Taylor from 1935 to 1952. He supported his family and neighborhood during the depression.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 2 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1940.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas and was provided by The Williamson Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 322 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Williamson Museum

The Williamson Museum contributes over one hundred photographs and contributes to the Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas collection. Ranging from the 1860s to the 1970s, the photos depict historical transportation methods used in Texas.

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Photograph of Francisco "Frank" Castro driving his mule-drawn trash wagon in downtown Taylor. One of Taylor's most popular businessmen, when Castro had to convert to tractor power, he did so reluctantly. Castro and his wife, Helen Fuentes Castro, raised five children in Taylor. Mr. Castro was the only trash collector for businesses in Taylor from 1935 to 1952. He supported his family and neighborhood during the depression.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 2 in.

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Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas

The Taylor Public Library, the Williamson Museum and the TxDOT Travel Information Division Photo Library partnered to create a collaborative project consisting of historic photographs and two-dimensional items representing the history and development of transportation and the travel industry. Included in the collection, but not limited to are: railroads, vehicles, roads and road construction in the Central Texas area.

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  • 1940

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  • June 8, 2011, 1:12 p.m.

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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

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[A Mule-Drawn Trash Wagon], photograph, 1940; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159948/: accessed August 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Williamson Museum.