A Bit of History in The Burg

After my last post, featuring this image:  https://wingedprisms.com/2014/11/21/friday-in-the-burg/

Brick Building - Go UCM Mules!

Brick Building – Go UCM Mules!

I did a little digging.  Well, that was after a couple of friends of mine pointed me in the right direction.

Seems that it was a Mule Barn back in the day – late 1800s, early 1900s – owned by The Jones Brothers.

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It is no longer a True Value Hardware store……. they have moved to another part of town.

I did find out that this building is registered as a National Historic building and apparently maintained by the National Parks Service.  I may need to research that some more……. it looks neglected in some respects.  Where is Teddy Roosevelt when you need him 😉

So there is one mystery solved.  If you drive around The Burg you can see mules here and there out in pastures.  My next quest will be to meet one, face-to-face.  I have never been close to a mule.



cate b


9 thoughts on “A Bit of History in The Burg

  1. A.PROMPTreply

    Nice change at the top there on your header, Cate. Also found your history lesson most informative…you simply MUST take a selfie when you meet your mule! We will all get a kick out of that!

  2. Selah Vita

    interesting information you found~can’t wait for you to find your mule and come face to face…that should be an interesting post!! 🙂
    btw…LOVE the snow!!! you know i want it right? lolololol….

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