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November 25, 2005

History at Bishop

I love reading American history and dreaming about what life must have been like back in the good old days!

Every year at Bishop Mule Days we get a little taste of how mules contributed to the history of our country. In the Americana class participants do their best to dress in styles from a past time period in American history and use appropriate tack, equipment and props to represent their part of history. It is one of my favorite classes to watch!

Here are several of the entries from this last year.

This first entry is a civil war funeral procession, complete with authentic hearse, women dressed in black, a little bugle boy, and the solder's riderless mule with boots turned backward in it's stirrups being led in the procession.


There are always several covered pioneer wagons in the Americana class. This one even had a cage with live chickens hanging off the back!


Here was another interesting entry. This one was representing the power company back before they had trucks to service the lines. They had several power poles with old glass insulators in the back of their "power company" wagon.


Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at November 25, 2005 09:11 PM