Mule Power

Mule Power (HM9X1)

Location: Clear Spring, MD 21722 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 36.915', W 77° 56.902'

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"Here at Four Locks mule barn, mules rested during the winter months. Boat captains left their mules here, paying a mule tended to care for them. Often the mules grew thin because the keeper did not feed the mules as well as their owners did. Mules were the ?engines' for the canal boats.

Normally, a boat captain had four. Two worked while two rested in their stall in the front of the boat. Captains usually cared for mules as if they were part of the family. In the canal's peak years, the 1870s, there were about 3,000 mules working on the canal.
HM NumberHM9X1
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Placed ByChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 246900 N 4389209
Decimal Degrees39.61525000, -77.94836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.915', W 77° 56.902'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 54.90" N, 77° 56' 54.12" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Clear Spring MD 21722, US
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