From now until April 12, it is the annual Mule Day celebration in Tennessee! The Tennessee State Library and Archives has created an exhibit honoring the mule, which you can see at the link below.
Now, you may be wondering why a state is honoring an animal like a mule. If you want to know the answer to that situation, well…you will have to click below too to find out!
(Photo: Creative Commons) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than 200,000 people are expected to make the trip to Columbia for the annual Mule Day celebration that goes through April 12. And while much of the focus will be on the role they have played in agriculture, Tennessee mules have been a valued wartime resource for much of the nation’s history. State officials say the British Army prized Columbia’s mules so much the Brits purchased them and used them for the Boer War and World War I. For decades, mules have been used in military conflicts. A mule-drawn wagon train […]