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COLLECTOR’S MAGAZINE •

Mules Around the World

H

aving lived all my

life in the Eastern

Sierra, I assumed that

Bishop, the hub of the Eastern

Sierra packing world, simply

was “The Mule Capital of the

World.” No questions asked, no

other answers required. As my

worldview expanded, I found out

that proud mule people all over

the United States challenged my

assumptions! In keeping with the

theme for this year’s magazine, I

thought it might be time to take a

quick look at the options.

The first authority on the subject

hadtobenotedmuletrainer, author

and enthusiast, Meredith Hodges.

She notes in her article “Making

History with Mules”: “There was

a time before the industrial age

when one-third of all 15 million

mules on earth were being utilized

by the United States.

MULE

CAPITALS

OF THE

WORLD

by Jen Roeser