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Franklin in Simpson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Mule Day Afternoon”

1925-1950

 
 
"Mule Day Afternoon" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. "Mule Day Afternoon" Marker
Inscription.
Mule Day in Franklin was so popular before World War II that it attracted a movie star and a national radio broadcast. Franklin was once the second largest mule market in the U.S. This painting has 120 mules and 230 people.
 
Erected 2013 by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
 
Location. 36° 40.052′ N, 86° 33.445′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County. Marker is on Steele Road 0.1 miles south of Nashville Road (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Steele Road, Franklin KY 42134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "School Days, School Days" (here, next to this marker); "High Noon for a New Century" (here, next to this marker); "Drive-Time" (here, next to this marker); "Bringing in the Sheaves" (a few steps from this marker); "Riding into The Sunset" (a few steps from this marker); "Frontier Portraits" (a few steps from this marker); "War Clouds" (a few steps from this marker); "Duel at Sunrise" (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  The Simpson County Murals. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
"Mule Day Afternoon" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. "Mule Day Afternoon" Mural
The mural was painted by local school teacher Carolyn Lanham.

 
Categories. AnimalsArts, Letters, Music
 
The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. The Simpson County, Kentucky Murals
Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Wide shot of murals behind Simpson County Tourism Office.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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