2007-11-14 / Community

Wagon Train to Mule Day

by MCL staff writer

Joe and Annie Pearl McGowan get ready to bed down for the night on the trail through Miller County. Joe and Annie Pearl McGowan get ready to bed down for the night on the trail through Miller County. On Saturday, October 27, 2007, a group of horse/mule drawn wagons and riders left Southern Wind in Jakin bound for Mule Day via the scenic back roads in Early, Miller, Seminole, Decatur and Grady counties. The slow pace of the days gave plenty of time for reflection and thoughts of the past.

The wagon train averaged about 18 miles per day, setting up camp in different sites each night for six nights.

The group, from several states, arrived at Calvary on Thursday, November 1. They visited and relaxed on Friday and then participated in the Mule Day Parade Saturday morning, with several of the riders taking part in the competitions Saturday afternoon, November 3.

As the week drew to a close, the party of trailblazers disbanded, relaxed, refreshed and started making plans for a similar trip next year.

It was a fun time for all those who made the trip.

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