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Books: Iowa Curiosities

November 25, 2008 | Books,Iowa

I just finished reading Iowa Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Dan Coffey and Eric Jones with Berit Thorkelson.

The book is packed with lots of interesting information, but one of the things that jumped out at me was a mule named Becky. Now, when Tracy Thompson mentioned that her grandfather had a mule named Becky, I thought, “Hey! What kind of name is that for a mule?!?” Turns out, Becky seems to be a popular name for mules. Sigh.

Hey, I’m as stubborn as the next Becky, but does this one have to show me up by serving in a war? (She’s buried in a mule cemetery at Nelson Pioneer Farm in Oskaloosa, Iowa.)

Oh well. The book is fun and interesting, and it makes me want to explore … maybe when it warms up a little.

Posted by Becky @ 6:57 pm  

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