Thursday, December 12, 2013

Grimsell's Seed Company, Harlingen, Texas

Grimsell’s Seed Company was started in 1916 by Frank Grimsell, who was originally from Chicago. Daughter Frances and her husband E.F. Griffen continued the family ownership passing management on to son Don in 1972. Today, Don’s sister Carol Mayfield oversees the business that continues to supply seed and feed to farmers in South Texas’ "Magic Valley" while adding nursery stock for the residential gardener. 

This mural of Bill Haley is across the street from Grimsell's.  Bill Haley lived for awhile in Harlingen and he passed away there.  He is famous for his songs "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator" "Shake, Rattle and Roll."  He died in Harlingen at the age of 55 in 1981.  

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