Two days before he passed away at the age of 96, George Tully was on a tractor plowing the fields. George’s long and active life was devoted to his family, to his community and to the farm where his father was born in 1873. He and his wife June raised seven children on the farm while serving on many town boards and also founding the organization that became the Dunstable Rural Land Trust. They worked tirelessly to protect the town’s agricultural character and their grandson, Charlie Tully, who now runs the farm, shares that deep commitment.
A few years ago, Charlie Tully learned that the 1939 tractor his grandfather had used decades before was for sale in a nearby town. The family decided to buy it, rebuild it and give it to George as a Christmas present. When they drove it up to surprise him, he didn’t even need to see the tractor to recognize the trusty old machine by its sound.