Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Columbia, TN - Another Great Mule Capital!

There may not be a lot of mules left in this community but the town still claims the title due to its past. The mule was a great asset to the farmers throughout the United States in the 19th century. Mules are stubborn but they are a much better work animal than horses.
In 1840, Columbia began Breeders Day. Here, farmers came from miles around to show off there prized mules. This event is now known as Mule Day. Every April, over 200,000 people come to this community to celebrate.
For you city folk who wonder how to make a mule, it is a hybrid created from a “jack” (male donkey) and a “jenny” (female horse).

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