The Mule

The Mule (HM1QUL)

Location: Bishop, CA 93514 Inyo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.368', W 118° 23.964'

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A hybrid offspring of a male donkey, commonly known as a jackass and a female horse. Characterized by long ears, a braying voice and short mane, this patient and sure footed animal has been used as a beast of burden throughout the world.

Its size and strength gained from the horse and its stamina and intelligence inherited from the donkey made it the most widely used animal for hauling men and material from the east, thus allowing settlement of the west.

The mule was particularly useful in the eastern Sierra, where mining was done in steep mountainous terrain. In the late 1800's twenty mule teams hauled 36 ton wagons of borax from Death Valley to the railhead near the present day town of Barstow.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1997
Placed BySlim Princess Chapter 395, E. Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 376094 N 4137148
Decimal Degrees37.37280000, -118.39940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.368', W 118° 23.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 22.08" N, 118° 23' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 645 Maple St, Bishop CA 93514, US
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