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Muleshoe in Bailey County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Mule

 
 
The Mule Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. The Mule Marker
Inscription. Without ancestral pride or hope for offspring, the mule -- along with buffalo, hound and longhorn -- made Texas history. In war he carried cannon on his back. Because he was available to haul freight, forts rose on frontiers. Indians ate horses hitched to cart or coach, but let tough mule meat go by.
His small hooves scaled rock and steep untrod by horse or ox, but big ears endangered him in lake or river. He went fast, endured much, ate sparingly.
Since beginning of Christian era, has helped all over world to bear burdens of mankind.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5384.)
 
Location. 34° 13.566′ N, 102° 43.386′ W. Marker is in Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is on East American Boulevard east of North 1st street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muleshoe TX 79347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Bailey County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bailey County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse (approx. 1.6 miles away);
The Mule Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. The Mule Marker
Old Hurley (approx. 2.6 miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bailey County Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
The Mule Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. The Mule Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 143 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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