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[Photograph of Mule in Paddock]

Description: Photograph of a dark-colored mule with its head down, standing inside a paddock with a barb wire and wooden fence, near the wooden gate. The fence is attached to a small tree, and another paddock sits on the other side of the fence. In the background, a small wooden shed sits on the border of an area of underbrush.
Date: [1900..1929]
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

[Old Mag]

Description: Narration by Junebug Clark: This photo is from the 1944 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Old Mag is a mule. My grandfather, Wade Hampton Clark, Sr. kept him on his farm. I never met Old Mag, but my father, Joe Clark, HBSS was attached to him. This photo has appeared in magazines, posters and in one of my dad's book.
Date: 1944
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule Power]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014: Mules and horses were the common 'power plant' used for turning the mill that the stripped down sorghum stalks were fed. The juice from the stalks were pressed and extracted to later be boiled down into molasses in large metal vats. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is the NBC Today Show story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early 1980s. Let me briefly set the scene of the time and era that these photos were made. World War II was raging. Television did not exist. Radio reception sporadic in this mountain country. School was held only three months a year mostly during the winter months. Most news of the changes in the outside world was learned, they say, “By looking at pictures in the Sears catalogs.” They farmed steep and rolling hillsides of very poor land. In most of America, to help in ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mule and Rider]

Description: Photograph of a lone rider mounted on a mule in an open field. The landscape behind the pair is empty, with a single plow on the ground behind the mule.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Girl in Bonnet with Mule]

Description: Photograph of Girl with mule near Norman's Crossing, southeast of Hutto. Possibly Flo Thompson with mule "Ada". The mule was used to pull cotton roller to press down cotton seeds in the ground. The purpose for this was to keep the seeds from drying out.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Group of jacks]

Description: Photograph of a group of jacks. Back of photograph: "These yearling jacks are of the preferred color, black with white points, also the preferred sex. There's no argument about their name - or their value what with the war accenting the acute need for mules."
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum